One of SEEK’s keystone initiatives is in the area of legislative action. The self-help industry is fractured and unregulated. There is no internal licensing body or professional organization to ensure that providers in the industry are operating with basic standards, or to step in when self-help practitioners have harmed customers. There is a need for legislative action in order create some level of consumer safety.
SEEK has been working with legislators in New York to address these issues and we’ve made great progress. We are currently working with Senator Skoufis to put forth a “bill of rights” for consumers of self-help.
We will need help when it comes time to vote for the bill. More info on that to come, but in the meantime, you can always contact your representatives (if you are a NY state resident) to encourage them to support this effort.
Thanks for all your help and support!
Ginny meeting with then-Assemblyman James Skoufis (now a Senator), one of the original drafters of this bill.