Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I wrote to Obama's Administration today about the Energy and Commerce Committee's efforts to levy fees of $2000-$12000 on small artisan businesses




I'm working with others to organize a two-pronged effort to expose the agenda of the Energy and Commerce Committee to effectively shut down our artisan businesses. Are you the member of a Guild of association of like-minded folks who make bread, body care products, toys, cheese, wine or any other made-in-America proudly and lovingly handcrafted item? You need to join us.

Please volunteer - write me at my website contact page.

You can visit the White House page and register your objection to the FDA Globalization Act or it new incarnation - not sure what the name will be yet. Click on the contact page and send your message. Here's what I wrote (messages are limited to 500 characters.)

The Energy and Commerce Department is pushing the FDA Globalization Act or a form thereof and it will effectively put small artisan business out of business. We are organizing a grassroots group of associations of artisans - bread, cheese, perfume, bath and body care, etc. to fight the fees they wish to levy on us - from $2000 to $12000 per company. The Obama Administration needs to be aware of the Draconian law they wish to pass because it will destroy many small businesses.

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Again, please step up to volunteer. We need folks who will contact the various artisan groups and communicate with them. I have a good starter list, but it needs expansion to include more artisan guilds and associations.

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