Beauty Link - volume 2, issue 2 - (Page 34)
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COMBATING HARMFUL LEGISLATION WITH CAPWIZ
R ob e r t R ose n b e rg a n d Bre n d a S ch ar m a n , Co - Ch a irs , A ACS St a t e R el a t i o n s Co m m it t ee
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As we write this article, Hawaii is contemplating deregulating cosmetology and barbering licensing! Now, you may be thinking the legislature in my state would never allow this, and we’re sure that’s what the cosmetology schools and salons were thinking when a bill came along that would put cosmetology, barbering and other licensing regulations under another board. Unfortunately, when the bill was drafted, cosmetology and barbering were left out and in effect, deregulating everything we work so hard for every day. Do they think that we put a bowl on our student’s heads and tell them to cut around it? We teach them anatomy, physiology, chemistry, customer service and what it takes to build a successful business the day they graduate. So the next time you think it can’t happen to you, think about the aloha state. Your state relations team is hard at work behind the scenes trying to protect you and everything you work so hard for.
… 85 PERCENT OF THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND A GROWING PORTION OF STATE LEGISLATORS USE WEB FORMS INSTEAD OF EMAIL TO RECEIVE CONSTITUENT COMMUNICATIONS.
For more information about Capwiz, visit Government Relations on www.beautyschools.org.
State relations has been really busy so far this year; we have 10 zones across the country with over 67 committee members who work really hard to keep us up to date on legislative activities. Every month all the committee members report back to us regarding any activity that has occurred within their state. Another means of communication is the state listserve, which provides committee members access to the guidance of everyone in the state relations committee should the need arise. Another great service is that the state listserve is archived so that we may use this valuable information as a resource for years to come. State relations has the use of Capwiz as a tool to combat harmful legislation or push a bill that may beneﬁt your state. You may have seen this tool used by government relations many times in the past. This is such an important part of state relations because we know that 85 percent of the members of Congress and a growing portion of state legislators use Web forms instead of e-mail to receive constituent communications. Capwiz, the award-winning online advocacy solution, which Great Clips sponsors for AACS, is designed to cultivate grassroots mobilization by helping constituents identify and communicate with their legislators or committee members on important issues when it counts the most. Capwiz consults with Congressional ofﬁces and the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) to offer authentication and Web form compliance for our organization’s messages to move past these barriers. Capwiz helps 1,700 large and small associations, nonproﬁts, businesses, media portals and other organizations achieve legislative success by inﬂuencing state and federal policymakers, managing online fundraising, getting out the vote and much more! With more than 25 million constituent messages delivered to elected ofﬁcials in 2009, there is no better tool for AACS to use when we need it. Please remember, if you face a legislative issue in your state, that you are not alone and state relations is just a phone call away.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - volume 2, issue 2
Beauty Link - volume 2, issue 2
Message from the AACS President and CEA Chair
Letters to the Editor (New!)
Professional Photo Shoots
2010 Annual CEA Convention: Riding the Winds of Change
Beauty Schools 101
Burned: Mixed Messages Can Erode Client Loyalty
The Workings of Washington
AACS Listserve Q&A
Voices from the Classroom
Leadership Lessons: How to Motivate Employees in a Tough Economy
The Three Laws: How to Make Your Leadership Journey Rewarding
Beauty Changes Lives
Nuts and Bolts | Sassoon Academy Student Competition
Associate Member Profiles
New Products & Services
People & Places
Upcoming 2010 Events
New School Members
Index to Advertisers
Beauty Link - volume 2, issue 2