February 01, 2019
 CRA Issues Letter To Nation's Governors 
On Consequences Of Federal Regulation

Today, Cigar Rights of America issued a 
letter to each of the nation's governors alerting them to the state impact of 
federal regulation of premium handmade cigars.  

Given the potential  consequences of these regulations on production and consumption as well as the direct ability to shut down small businesses across the country, CRA felt compelled to alert the governors of the fiscal impact on state OTP tax collections and the potential for job losses and business closures in their states.  The letter implores the governors to encourage their state congressional delegation to support legislative efforts to protect the industry.

The letter was also distributed to the National Governors Association and the National Conference of State Legislatures. Glynn Loope, executive director of CRA stated, "This is another classic example of federal regulations adversely affecting the states."  Loope continued, "We felt it necessary, in light of where we are in the regulatory process and in our effort to mitigate the harm these regulations can cause, to bring this to the attention of the nation's governors." 

CRA has previously issued such a letter.  However, with a host of new governors and new legislators across the nation, we felt it necessary to inform them on the impact of these regulations within their respective states.

CRA is providing a link to the letter so that consumers can also forward it to their Governor, personally.

For a copy of the letter, please click here. (corrected link)

 State Legislation Update

CRA is working to keep you informed of legislation that have the possibility of affecting your ability to enjoy cigars. There are currently bills of interest in a dozen states.

We ask that all Cigar Voters regularly check our   Legislative Action Center 
on the CRA website to stay current and to take action by contacting members of your state legislature.

Additionally, please visit  CRA's guide to contacting your local representatives on any and all issues.

Save The Date

What: Cigarabration 2019

When: February 10, 2019

Where: Seattle, Washington

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What: 2019 The Great Smoke

When: February 16, 2019

Where: West Palm Beach, Florida
(South Florida Fairgrounds)

Website: Click Here

What: Cigar Aficionado's Big Smoke Florida

When: March 23, 2019

Where: Hollywood, Florida 
 (Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)

Website: Click Here

Saturday Media Lineup

Kiss My Ash     

Saturday, February 02, 2019     

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM     

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Cigar Dave     

Saturday, February 02, 2019      

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM     

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Cigar Authority     

Saturday, February 02, 2019      

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM     

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