Countdown to the Rally – Today is April 1st!
It is now past 1 am on the East Coast and our Rally is less than 9 hours away!
Hopefully by now you are regularly following the constant developments and new content on our web site. You should know, by the way, that the site was only created two weeks ago by just a few, hard-working volunteers. Unbelievable! So, please do your part and forward our web address www.AmendTheCPSIA.com to as many friends as possible. Explain them, in your own words, why our action is important to you, to them and to our country.
You do not have to be in DC to be part of the action!
Whether you are surfing, blogging or twitting you can help a great deal by encouraging people to connect to the site and contribute their thoughts, stories, comments and ideas. We have no editors, no political agenda except to get your story out in the open for everyone to hear. It is clear that too many people are either still clueless, in a state of information overload due to the broader economic crisis, or simply in denial of the real impact of the CPSIA.
One of the most important aspect of our Rally is that everything we are doing is totally transparent and for all to see. We certainly welcome and encourage all points of views to be shared, debated and added to the mass of data that we are putting together for everybody to see. In the end, we believe that people will make up their mind based on the facts and that more information certainly cannot hurt.
In a few hours, a number of business leaders from many parts of the Children Product industries, from relevant scientific fields (lead and phthalates) and from our political leadership will take a leadership stance and engage in a constructive bi-partisan dialogue to fix the CPSIA. Yes, we can have safe children products without destroying an entire section of our economy. They will share with all the real facts and stories of the many people they represent. These are sad stories of people, companies, families being unnecessarily and dramatically affected by the ‘lightspeed’ implementation of the CPSIA.
Our coalition will call for Congress to impose a one-year comprehensive stay of implementation of the CPSIA in order to fix the obvious flaws in this law. This is a reasonable amount of time to have proper congressional oversights hearings, provide businesses of all sizes an opportunity to transition to the new regulations and to allow adequate time for the CPSC to issue guidance and rules.
You will be able to see it live on our website, to follow the blogs and tweeter messages. But do not stop there! Please add your comments, your testimony, your personal story. Your families, your customers and mostly the children that you serve need you to take that step.
Today, the political madness will stop and our grassroot movement of hard-working, law-abiding, mission-driven community leaders is changing the dynamic of this wasteful drama once and for all.
Please join us and bring others along.