Cea Government and Legal Affairs (GLA)
In Washington, D.C., and state capitals nationwide, legislation and regulations that impact the consumer electronics (CE) industry are being considered every day. CEA Government and Legal Affairs, the legislative voice for consumer electronics, is committed to advising, lobbying and reporting on federal, state and international CE policy on behalf of our members and industry.
Public Policy News
CEA's JULIE KEARNEY JOINS SECRETARY KERRY, INDUSTRY ADVOCATES IN SUPPORT OF INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY RIGHTS
Marking the 23rd anniversary of the passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act, a diverse group of industry and accessibility advocates, including CEA’s Julie Kearney, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, met with Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss their shared commitment to international disability rights and the ratification of the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or "The Disabilities Treaty."
Ratification would ensure that the highest standard of disability rights, as upheld by the ADA, would be guaranteed to these Americans as soon as they travel overseas. In addition, the Disabilities Treaty seeks to increase economic competition by fostering new international markets for American products and technologies developed specifically for the accessibility community.
CEA remains committed to supporting efforts that spur innovative and industry-driven products and services for those with accessibility needs.
CEA LAUNCHES 2013 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
On September 4, CEA released the CEA 2013 Sustainability Report illustrating the consumer electronics (CE) industry's progress in advancing green initiatives. This report highlights company-specific initiatives and achievements since our last CE industry sustainability report in 2010. This report also highlights key sustainability areas like electronics recycling and energy efficiency. By leveraging new partnerships, CE manufacturers, retailers and others are working with governments, NGOs and stakeholders to increase sustainability in the CE industry.