Kristin and I are thrilled to share with you a new site created by our very own expert, Donna Maria Coles Johnson! If you have not read the Safe Cosmetics Act 2010, please take the time to do so. The Safe Cosmetics Act 2010 is not going to benefit consumers or small cosmetics manufacturers. Here is the beginning of the Oppose the Safe Cosmetics Act 2010 site. Pop on over to support small business and let your voice be heard.
“On July 21, 2010, Reps. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc. introduced the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 (PDF). This blog is maintained by Donna Maria Coles Johnson, founder and CEO of the Indie Beauty Network, a trade organization representing small cosmetics manufacturers across the nation. Having said that, it is a collaborative joint effort by some of the most amazing entrepreneurs America has to offer”.
H.R. 5786, the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010, was introduced into Congress on July 21, 2020, by Reps. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc. As of the publication of the petition, the bill is new co-sponsored by Reps. John Conyers, D-Mi, Diane DeGette, D-Co, Alcee Hastings, D-Fl, Barbara Lee, D-Ca and James Moran, D-Va.
The bill was written with robust consultation with a private coalition of people claiming to represent the interests of consumers. The sponsors of this petition are the men and women who manufacture cosmetics on a small scale in the country, and their customers and other people who support America’s small business owners.
While we are unquestionably in favor of safe cosmetics, this bill contains a number of unnecessary provisions that would decimate our nation’s small scale cosmetics manufacturers without any benefit at all to consumers.
This bill treats a company making 100 bottles of lotion each year the same way it treats a multi-billion dollar, multi-national company making 100 bottles of lotion each second. It is grossly unfair, unduly burdensome, intrusive and unnecessary in a number of ways.
Oppose HR 5786
We, the nation’s small cosmetics manufacturers, their customers, vendors, suppliers and other supporters, urge you to vote against HR 5786. Sign the petition and then please help spread the word by passing the link on to your family, friends, customers, neighbors, strangers…….everyone!