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Old 02-19-2013, 04:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Over the years the ITA has established and cultivated relationships with dozens of key policymakers. We have built a small but very effective political action committee (PAC) to support this effort and as a result made our industry a respected adversary to those groups who would try to put you out of business. At the December meeting, the board reaffirmed that Federal legislative and regulatory issues will be our primary and critical focus this year and pledged to raise the resources to accomplish that goal.

It is clear that our opponents are becoming more savvy in their quest to minimize our growth as an industry. They have launched a much more aggressive multipronged attack on our industry at the Federal legislative level including the FTC, FDA and with the congressional committees in an attempt to legislate us out of business.

The ITA is continuing to evolve in a way that best suits the needs of the entire industry. We are having to spend more time, money and effort on these Federal industry relations. With the relationships we have developed, and in concert with the powerful lobbying group we have worked with for over a dozen years, our Washington office is best suited to address these challenges.

There is another board meeting at the end of February. Stay tuned for additional updates.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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When and where is the board meeting?
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Kathleen,

The New ITA ad in IST brings up a few questions. I posted at Tantoday, but maybe we can get better feedback here.

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Work with federal & state governments to ensure that this freedom is not restricted
So the ITA is still fighting the state battles? Or has this been handed to the ASA?

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Reduced Rates at ITA events
Can you please let us know what ITA events? Is there a show?

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Marketing Materials, such as posters & brochures, promoting the benefits of moderate exposure to UV light
Do these exist? Can we see them? And most important, would these be in conflict with the FTC rulings that are in place?
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Howdy...a general answer to what the ASA is doing is here:

State Lobbying

The ASA is currently working in every state that has tanning legislation, 25 as of today. Lobbyists have been engaged in every state where bills are in play or being introduced, and the ASA is very thankful to John Overstreet for his help in the smooth transition of all state responsibilities to the ASA. The ASA lobbying protocol is to utilize lobbyists recommended by the ITA unless salon advocates in respective states dictate otherwise. Updates are also available on ASA's website. http://americansuntanning.org

Federal Lobbying

The ASA's federal lobbying group is currently working with key committee members to help safeguard our industry from potentially harmful government regulations and taxes. We look forward to working with the industry’s manufacturers association, pooling our collective resources and networking ideas for federal lobbying efforts.
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Answers to your question:
The next ITA Board Meeting in in Tampa on 2.26.2013

The ITA has thousands salon members in most of the states that have legislation pending. In addition, our manufacturers and distributors and their customers are directly impacted by state regulations. Although the ITA is no longer hiring the state lobbyists to handle the issues, the ITA has an obligation to its members to stay abreast of those issues; provide guidance to our members and whenever possible, involve our members in the ASA’s plan of action. We are closely cooperating with the ASA in every way we can to make sure the industry’s are protected.

The ITA board has often discussed hosting a show the proceeds of which would be funneled back into the industry. When those plans come to fruition, our members will receive a discount.

Presently there is a fundraising / promotional material for the UV foundation and to raise money to fight the tan tax. If you are a member, contact us and we will get you a copy.

Additional we are in the process of revamping materials for the 2013, those should be available for our member in 30-60 days.
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Tampa's a big area. Wanna narrow that down to an address?
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Brian if you or for that matter anyone else is interested in attending why not contact the ITA to work out the details.
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Why not use this forum that you provided to post as much information as possible? That would male more sense instead of individually answering phone calls all day.
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While the ITA has invited its members to board meeting in the past the meeting being held on the 26th will be a closed meeting.
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