Direct sellers from across the nation traveled to Washington, D.C. for our annual Direct Selling Day on Capitol Hill in September. They shared their stories to help Members of Congress understand how direct selling provides a flexible and low-risk pathway to entrepreneurship, just as it has for the 7.3 million direct sellers in the U.S. today.
These stories resonate. While presenting at the DSA Legal & Regulatory Seminar on September 22, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) and Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX) both noted the impact that individual distributors’ stories had in shaping their decision to join the Direct Selling Caucus.
When our distributors meet with these elected officials and others, they help strengthen the channel’s effort to protect the ability to build their businesses—which generated 42.7 million in retail sales in 2021 alone—on their own terms.
These meetings are critical in helping DSA urge passage of H.R. 5038, the Preserving the Direct Seller Independence Act. This legislation, which seeks to modernize independent work laws to keep pace with updates in the economy and with the nature of labor, was a critical legislative focus for Hill Day.
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