MIC/SVIA & Take On Capitol Hill

MIC/SVIA executives Tim Buche, Paul Vitrano, Kathy Van Kleeck and Duane Taylor will be in Washington, DC today representing the powersports industry and your interests at a unique rally and Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill. The event is designed to help industry advocates meet members of Congress, provide industry impact information and bring attention to the CPSIA crisis.

The MIC/SVIA team has been working for weeks behind the scenes with event organizers to help make this event impactful and successful for our industry and ultimately for our customers.

You can participate by going to www.amendthecpsia.com website where you can watch and hear the event live at 10AM EST via online streaming audio and video.

Date and Location: April 1, 2009, 10:00AM, Capitol Visitors Center, Room HVC201 A&B, The U.S. Capitol

Participating Organizations:
Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC)
Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA)
Alliance for Children's Product Safety
American Apparel and Footwear Association
American Motorcyclist Association
Fashion Jewelry Trade Association
Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
Handmade Toy Alliance
International Sleep Products Association
National Association of Manufacturers
National Association of Resale and Thrift Shops
National Bulk Vendors Association
Toy Industry Association

Speakers Include:

Richard Riley, Fredericktown Yamaha


Chase Yencer, Youth MX racer


Steve Burnside, DSD KAWASAKI

ATV- M/C Dealer

Rick Woldenberg, Alliance for Children's Product Safety


Robert Burns, DreamBikes


Carter Keithley, Toy Industry Association


Jim DeMint, Senator


Joe Barton, Representative


Barbara Beck, Gradient


Rick Reiss, Exponent


Jill Chuckas, Craft Handmade Toy Alliance


Cecilia Leibovitz, Craftbury Kids, HTA


Rob Wilson, Challenge & Fun Kids, Inc.


William Wadell, University of Louisville


Eileen Moyer, Reckitt Benckiser

Specialty Products

Carol Baicker-McKee, author


American Apparel and Footwear Assoc.


Susan Baustian, Winmark Corp

Charities and Thrift Shops

Steve Kanor, Enabling Devises

Toys for special children

Scott Krueger, Westwood Design

Baby Furniture

Melanie Tommey, Mel's Country Crafts


John Engler, National Association of Manufacturers


Members of Congress:
The Hon. Jim DeMint
The Hon. Joe Barton
The Hon. Marsha Blackburn
The Hon. Phil Gingrey
The Hon. George Radonovich
The Hon. Cliff Stearns
The Hon. Ed Whitfield

For the latest information on CPSIA activity -- follow Paul Vitrano on twitter (name: paulvitrano) and go to www.MIC.org and www.StopTheBanNow.com for complete background information, status reports, news clips and video.