New IJ Report on Positive Impact of Cottage Food Businesses:
IJ released a new report on the benefits of allowing home-bakers to sell their goods. In September of 2017, Wisconsin’s ban on home-baking was ruled unconstitutional thanks to a lawsuit brought by our attorneys. Despite the short amount of time since the ban has been lifted, the results have been immediate and impressive. In our report, “Ready to Roll”, nearly one hundred home-bakers describe how the ability to sell their goods has improved their lives. From being able to work through a disability to reigniting passion, allowing cottage food businesses has created value for Wisconsinites. We believe the same is possible in DC.
To read the report, visit this link: Ready to Roll.
We want to hear from you! Your story is crucial to our fight:
While DC allows cottage food businesses, we have some of the most restrictive laws in the country. We want to show DC government that allowing more cottage food businesses will improve lives and create a thriving economy. Please take two minutes to tell us what it would mean to you if DC changed our cottage food laws and allowed home bakers to earn extra income by filling out this survey: Let’s Change DC’s Laws.
Please let us know if you would be willing to share your story on how running a cottage food business would improve your life.
Brooke and Ellen
Assistant Director of Activism
Institute for Justice