Tuesday, February 15, 2011
HTA's Jolie Fay to Testify this week in House Commerce Committee
Handmade Toy Alliance board member Jolie Fay, owner of Skipping Hippos in Oregon, will testify this Thursday before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in a hearing entitled "A Review of CPSIA and CPSC Resources." Jolie will be representing all of the HTA's over 600 members who are seeking reform of the Consumer Product Safety improvement Act (CPSIA), which unfairly punishes small businesses for the sins of large corporations.
Fellow HTA board member Randall Hertzler, owner of euroSource, LLC, will also attend the hearing. Both He and Jolie are meeting with congressional staff and council to promote the HTA platform before and after the hearing. Follow @eurotoyshop or the #CPSIA hash tag on twitter on Thursday for updates throughout the day.
Once again, we are asking for donations to help offset the cost of travel so that we can continue to lobby congress for reform of the CPSIA. Please visit www.handmadetoyalliance.org to donate. Any amount will help!