Find your Representative and WRITE TO THEM!
Our strategy for the FDA attack is simple. HAND WRITE three (3) letters to your Federal Senators (you have 2 Senators per State) and your Congressional Representative (you have 1 Representative). Do these letters 1x a week and call their office 1x per week.http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/.
Here is a sample letter for your consideration:
Dear Senator/Representative _____________:
I am writing this letter about the FDA deeming regulations that were published on May 10, 2016. These regulations will:
Economically devastate the vape community. It will eliminate 99.9% of all products currently on the market and drive 99.9% of the vape shops out of business
Black Market. People will make their own liquid just like in prohibition. Mistakes will be made and people will get injured. The FDA Regs will cause more damage to public Health then helping.
Eliminate Choice. By banning 99.9% of all vape products, you are eliminating my freedom to choose. I will NEVER use a Big Tobacco product EVER again. My choice will always be small to medium size business for my vapor supplies.
Lifestyle. The Government cannot eliminate a lifestyle. The Govt. tried in the past and did not work (Same Sex/Prohibition/Marijuana). Vaping is here to stay. The Govt can either regulate it to death and collect not tax revenue or enact reasonable regulation and participate in a growing industry that will financially benefit Federal, State and Local Governments.
I implore you to support HR2058 and the Cole-Bishop Amendment in the Agricultural Appropriations Bill. These bills will allow existing vape products to remain on the market and move the grandfather/predicate date to the date of the finalized FDA Regs. Supporting these bills will support jobs and the economy in my state. Your support on these Bills will allow me to support you in your upcoming election.