To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Help Americans become familiar with the Metric System

Ask Congress to update the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act to allow, but not require, the use of metric-only package labeling in the USA. This legislation would not affect package sizes, only content labeling. Help our children do better in science classes and our businesses compete in the international (metric) marketplace.

Why is this important?

American children do very poorly in science classes because the only time they are required to see metric units being used is in school. That puts them at a disadvantage compared to children who grow up in metric countries. Also US industry can only sell inch-pound labeled merchandise to four percent of the world's population. By using metric units, they vastly increase the number of their potential customers.