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TOPIC: Advocacy -- for what?

Advocacy -- for what? 14 Aug 2008 17:15 #115

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All right, just for a moment, let's assume the legislature is out of town, that the regulators are on summer break, and we FCA-ers are idling the time away.

So when activity picks up again, what's broken that needs our energy to fix it?

I mean, beyond the usual run of problems in the funeral industry: upselling, not quite telling the whole story---you know, all the things we get complaints about regularly.

I.e. I mean what policies or laws, or regulations would we want to advocate and lobby for in the political arena?
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Re: Advocacy -- for what? 30 Nov 2011 19:01 #669

mver wrote:
All right, just for a moment, let's assume the legislature is out of town, that the regulators are on summer break, and we FCA-ers are idling the time away.

So when activity picks up again, what's broken that needs our energy to fix it?

I mean, beyond the usual run of problems in the funeral industry: upselling, not quite telling the whole story---you know, all the things we get complaints about regularly.

I.e. I mean what policies or laws, or regulations would we want to advocate and lobby for in the political arena?

Advocate for changing laws in states that DO NOT allow casket stores to be operated by a member of the general public. There is no reason, in my opinion, that a funeral home license, or funeral director's license must be required to sell a casket to the public.

My business partner testified on behalf of a casket store wanting to sell caskets in Oklahoma. He is a licensed funeral director, but sees no reason the public should NOT be able to buy from a casket store owned by anyone, and testified to that effect.
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