(WASHINGTON, DC) – On September 21, The Direct Selling Association hosted Direct Selling Day on Capitol Hill, hosted by Direct Selling Association (DSA), the national trade association for direct selling companies. Twelve direct selling companies brought together more than 60 independent direct sellers and executives from seventeen states to urge nearly 50 Members of Congress to discuss protections for independent workers in future legislative sessions. For the first time in several years, direct sellers will attend Direct Selling Day on Capitol Hill and meet with their elected officials in person.
“It is a wonderful feeling to have independent direct sellers meeting with their elected officials face-to-face again this year to discuss critical issues around protecting independent work and sharing their businesses,” said Joseph N. Mariano, DSA president and chief executive officer. “We’ve seen the need for and popularity of micro-entrepreneurism change and grow during the past several years and we’re excited to continue the tradition of helping these independent workers advocate for themselves and share their stories on a national stage.”
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For more than a century, the U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA) has served as the national trade association for companies that offer entrepreneurial opportunities to independent sellers to market and sell products and services, typically outside of a fixed retail establishment. In 2021, direct selling took place across the United States, generating $42.7 billion in retail sales and 7.3 million entrepreneurs in the U.S. sold products or services through the direct selling channel, providing a personalized buying experience for 44.6 million preferred customers and discount buyers.
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