on the road with kathleen

Why does the Auto Care Association Have a PAC?

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on February 16, 2015
I was excited to see how well ACPAC, formerly AAPAC, did in 2014. The PAC raised more than $90,000 from 195 contributors, making it the best year ever. I’m often asked, “Why does the Auto Care Association have a PAC?”

Does Our Industry Need Another Event?

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on May 19, 2014

So, does our industry need or want another trade show?

And the Right to Repair MOU Buzz Goes On

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on February 05, 2014
It’s been a couple of weeks since we signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Right to Repair with the car companies and I’m pleasantly surprised that there is still a buzz about the news within the industry and the media. Considering

Victory at Last! Right to Repair is Now the Law in Massachusetts

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on December 02, 2013
I’d like to open this blog with the words of our association chairman, Tim Lee:

Right to Repair for Heavy Duty Vehicles Too

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on October 01, 2012

Since the recent landmark passage of Right to Repair legislation in Massachusetts, I have been asked why heavy duty vehicles were excluded. 

Right to Repair Victory – a Shot Heard Around the World

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on September 17, 2012

Our recent right to repair victory in Massachusetts was not just state news or even national news; it was global news.  

From the Heart of San Francisco

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on September 06, 2012

I’m writing to you from the historic Palace Hotel on the beautiful west coast, and breeze from the bay is a wonderful and welcome break from the late summer heat of D.C.