Voting ends tonight. Please help save our small businesses. I'm not sure if you've heard, but there's a movement of citizens inspired by the presidential campaign who are deciding the top 10 ideas for how they think the Obama administration should change America. It's called "Ideas for Change in America" and it's being run by Change.org. One idea is titled -- Save Small Business From the CPSIA. I thought you might be interested in getting involved and recommend you check it out. You can read more and vote for the idea by clicking the following link --
The top 10 ideas are going to be presented to the Obama administration at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, DC next week and will be supported by a national lobbying campaign run by Change.org in partnership with leading nonprofits after the Presidential Inauguration. So each idea has a real chance at becoming policy. If this new law isn't changed, many small businesses will be forced out of business. That includes book publishers. As it is now, my own books have been pushed back a month and there's a chance they may never see the light of day now. Small businesses simply can't afford what this law asks them to do. This won't just affect small book publishers. It will affect large publishing houses also, in addition to toy makers, clothing companies, crafters, etc. We all want safe products for our children, but this law is poorly written and will put many people out of business who already make safe products. If you think this doesn't affect you as a writer, illustrator, crafter or parent, you're wrong. Please click on the link and cast your vote today before the polls end. With the state of the economy today, we simply cannot afford to let these small businesses close. Please cast your vote -- thank you.