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Coming Up — How to Fight Proposed Freelancing Laws

from ASJA

Writers, if you like being your own boss, take note. Legislation that threatens your career is steamrolling across the country and, now that the issue is before Congress, you’re in its path.

The US House passed HB2474, known as PRO, three weeks ago and the bill is in committee in the Senate now. It’s not likely to pass the Senate right away, which gives ASJA and individual member’s time to speak out about its devastating effects.

We need to let policymakers, elected representatives both state and federal, and presidential candidates know the unintended consequences of these bills.

As you know, ASJA took the fight to federal court (read Milt Toby’s articles in Confidential). Until the court rules, ASJA’s lawyers prefer to do the talking.

Nevertheless, there’s much the organization and you can do — at no or low cost and minimal time using email, Twitter and Facebook to reach elected representatives and policymakers.

The Atlanta chapter has offered to track the federal bills and alert you to action, post news, how to’s and who to’s, and tips so that what we do is more effective.

Stay tuned to Weekly. Join in the conversation on ASJA’s Facebook page. More to come more

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