Rick Woldenberg, chairman of Learning Resources Inc., provides the latest update on the April 1 rally on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to fix the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act:
The April 1 Fly-In, Rally and Congressional Briefing:
When/Where: The Rally is set for Wednesday, April 1 at 10 AM EST at the Capitol Visitors Center in Rooms HVC201 A&B. Details on how to get there are found at http://amendthecpsia.com/2009/03/maps-directions-capitol-complex-and-event-room/. The Rally will last 1.5 – 2 hours, and afterwards many of us will go on legislative visits.
Who Will Be There? We have invited all 535 Congressmen and Senators, the CPSC, media and the public. At the moment, we have confirmed that five Representatives (Barton, Blackburn, Gingrey, Stearns and Whitfield), one Senator (DeMint) and Governor John Engler (CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers) will address the Rally. We are in discussions with others members of Congress, as well. The line-up of speakers is extensive, from many industries and will include scientists, as well. The list of Sponsors is growing every day – check the website for regular updates: http://amendthecpsia.com/2009/03/event-sponsors/.
Website: I urge you to explore our exciting Rally website, http://www.amendthecpsia.com/. This brand new, content-packed website is constantly being updated and has wonderful resources, blogs and links to put you in contact with the community of CPSIA protestors. You will be amazed at how diverse and committed the community is – explore and learn!
For a detailed and mind-boggling critique of the law and the difficulties the Consumer Product Safety Commission has in implementing it, see this 21-page response from the CPSC’s professional to a Congressional inquiry.
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