Legislative Update – The Safe Cosmetics Act

On June 10th, I flew to Washington, D.C. to meet with Congressional staff from Representative Schakowsky, Markey and Baldwin’s offices.  I was invited to meet with them as a follow up to ongoing meetings that have been conducted over the past year and to hear the changes that they are proposing to make as a …

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An Update on The Safe Cosmetics Act in the 112th Congress

(L to R) Deborah May, HSMG President Leigh O’Donnell, Congressman Brad Sherman (CA), Feleciai Favroth, Marie Gale In our continuing efforts to work with Members of Congress to advance the interests of the Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild (HSMG), we would like to update you on the recent progress on the still evolving Safe Cosmetics Act …

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Members of Congress Hear From The Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild

During the week of February 8th, I visited our nation’s capital for scheduled meetings with  several Republican and Democratic lawmakers representing Districts from New York to California.  I was joined by HSMG member and supporter, Debbie May of Wholesale Supplies Plus. Led by our Washington, D.C. advocates Mary Anne Walsh and Rick Limardo, over the course …

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WASHINGTON UPDATE: What to Expect in the 112th Congress?

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE HSMG DC ADVOCATES MARY ANNE WALSH & RICK LIMARDO: As Capitol Hill prepares to close the chapter on the 111th Congress and convene a new session this month, we want to take a moment to evaluate and provide an overview of the changes that The Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild and its …

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From the President – DC Advocacy Trip Follow-up – Safe Cosmetics Act

Yesterday I met with legislative staffers in the offices of Reps. Jan Schakowsky, (D-Il), Ed Markey, (D-Ma) and Tammy Baldwin, (D-Wi), the original co-sponsors of H.R. 5786 The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010.  I was joined by Anne-Marie Faiola of Bramble Berry in Bellingham, Wa, Kayla Fioravanti of Essential Wholesale in Portland, Or, Lela Barker …

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The Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild heads to Washington, DC – Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010

Sunday evening I flew to Washington, DC, to meet up with: Donna Maria Coles Johnson of The Indie Beauty Network (@indiebusiness) Kayla Fioravanti of Essential Wholesale (@essentialU) Anne-Marie Faiola of Bramble Berry (@brambleberry) Lela Barker of Bella Lucce (@bellalucce) We have set up meetings with senior staffers of Representatives Schakowsky (D,IL), Markey (D, MA) and …

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