Through our unparalleled leadership in government affairs, Jewelers of America keeps the interests of the jewelry industry front-and-center in the nation’s capital. We offer jewelry professionals and businesses more resources than any other jewelry association to protect their bottom lines on the federal and state legislative issues that matter most to jewelry businesses and products. 

Strong Advocacy in Washington, D.C.

Jewelers of America diligently monitors Congress, through our legislative counsel, Haake & Associates, headquartered in Washington, D.C. The firm, headed by retired General Timothy Haake, has a half-century of Capitol Hill and private sector legislative, regulatory and policy experience. Haake & Associates directly communicates with members of Congress on behalf of Jewelers of America and our members. Through our advocacy efforts, we have achieved great success in Congress in support of members’ interest. 

Take Action Today

You can help us affect change by using our Legislative Action Center. No matter what area of the jewelry industry you work in, your voice and input are key components to our efforts to protect the interests of the jewelry industry. 

Go to the Legislative Action Center

Advocacy Issues

Jewelers of America encourages you to use our Legislative Action Center to learn about and take action on the federal and state legislative issues that matter to most to your business like the ones below.

Sales Tax Fairness

Sales tax is still not a requirement for many Internet purchases! There is consistent and strong momentum in Congress to pass laws that would eliminate the unfair sales tax advantage Internet merchants and other remote sellers enjoy over brick-and-mortar stores. Visit the Legislative Action Center today show your support of sales tax fairness.


Congress is considering a repeal of the last-in, first-out (LIFO) inventory accounting method. This repeal would deal a potentially fatal blow to the profits of jewelry companies that use LIFO. Visit the Legislative Action Center to learn more and contact your representatives to oppose the LIFO repeal.

We're Here For You! 

For more information on JA's advocacy efforts or to get more involved, contact:

Susan Thea Posnock
JA Director of Public Affairs & Education  
646-658-5806 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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