Thank You For Your Support!
As Anne-Marie Faiola, Jamila White, Kayla Fioravanti, Lela Barker and I prepare to rock Capitol Hill on Tuesday, I want to thank all of you for visiting this blog, watching the video, reading the Petition and leaving your comments as opposers of the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.
As I type these words, there are 1,690 signatures opposing the law at this blog. By the time I upload this post, there will be more. I'm sure of it.
I am excited to be working with you on this project. You all bring so much innovation and passion to what you do. How fulfilling, both professionally and personally, it is to work with you to create a world where small and woman-owned businesses, perhaps those that will one day be owned by our children and young relatives, can thrive. I am confident that our combined efforts will be fruitful, and that the cosmetics industry as a whole will be strengthened by this investment of our time.
Our aim is to work with Congress to enact legislation that adequately funds the FDA and protects consumers, while at the same time:
(1) preserving a level playing field for all cosmetics companies;
(2) encouraging and empowering all cosmetics companies to operate legally and safely without unduly burdensome regulations, fees and paperwork;
(3) supporting a vibrant, robust and competitive market place where companies offer consumers a vast array of safe choices; and
(4) refraining from implementing barriers to entry that force thousands of companies to close down and discourage thousands of others from ever entering the market place.
Everything we say on Tuesday will support this message. We will take each one of you, your families and your customers with us.
Oh, and if you haven't signed the Petition, now is your chance.
On behalf of 700+ members of the Indie Beauty Network (only 2 members whom I will not name have opted out of our position), and on behalf of thousands of small and woman-owned businesses and their families around the nation, I thank you for your support.
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