Lobbying for Funeral Consumer Rights

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Restoring Families' Right to Choose Restoring Families' Right to Choose

Date added: 08/08/2012
Date modified: 08/08/2012
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A position paper advocating for the rights of families to perform their own funerals legally without being compelled to hire a funeral home. Co-written by the National Home Funeral Alliance and Funeral Consumers Alliance. 

Bill Tracker Bill Tracker

Date added: 04/12/2011
Date modified: 04/12/2011
Filesize: 33.5 kB
Downloads: 2771
A simple table you can fill in to track funeral-related legislation in your state and post on your affiliate website.

Sample Legislative Brief Sample Legislative Brief

Date added: 03/25/2010
Date modified: 03/24/2011
Filesize: 39.8 kB
Downloads: 4780
The Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Piedmont in North Carolina has put together a concise, one-page statement of its legislative and consumer protection priorities. This is an excellent idea for any FCA group to copy. Sending such a document at least once a year to your state's lawmakers establishes you as a credible consumer advocacy group and builds a relationship with legislators. 

Advocacy Made Easy–How to Effectively Support or Oppose Legislation Advocacy Made Easy–How to Effectively Support or Oppose Legislation

Date added: 11/19/2009
Date modified: 03/24/2011
Filesize: 399.5 kB
Downloads: 4638
A short, practical essay on how to effectively back or oppose legislation in your state.

Tracking Legislation Online Tracking Legislation Online

Date added: 11/16/2009
Date modified: 11/16/2009
Filesize: 992.91 kB
Downloads: 3964
How to find and track funeral-related legislation in your state, with visual examples.

Lobbying Resources Lobbying Resources

Date added: 12/08/2007
Date modified: 12/08/2007
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How to Lobby How to Lobby

Date added: 12/08/2007
Date modified: 03/24/2011
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Dangers of Prepaying

"Preneed" is a term coined by the funeral industry to describe the arrangement and payment of a funeral prior to death. Obviously, if you are to have any say in it, you must plan in advance of your death. "Prearrangement" is also used interchangeably with "preneed".

The marketing of preneed plans for funeral services and merchandise is increasingly prevalent. Various companies, including insurance companies, "for-profit cremation societies," and "preneed associations" flood the mail with advertising which touts the benefits of their preneed plans. There are a number of pitfalls, as well as options, about which consumers should be well-informed.

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FCA events

  • FCA Executive Director Josh Slocum will be a guest on wrcr.com's live show 10:10 a.m. Eastern, July 24. Go here to stream.

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