Thursday, May 17, 2012

Guest Blogger- Stroller Brigade for Safe Chemicals

Each day most of us receive various alerts, messages, and emails from important organizations asking us to take action. Unfortunately, time is limited and we can’t always get involved with every organization that contacts us.

So how do we decide which actions to take?

The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families organization is trying to reform the laws governing toxic chemicals, which haven’t changed since Gerald Ford was President and the disco fever was in full swing. Our goal at large is to reform these out of date federal laws that are failing to protect public health from toxic chemicals.

For me, I can’t watch from the sidelines as people pass away from cancer and chronic disease. Especially when we can do something to prevent some of those deaths.

As a response, I am proud to help coordinate our country’s first National Stroller Brigade. Next week, hundreds of people from across the country including public health, environmental leaders, moms, nurses, etc will attend this friendly rally to stand together and support the Safe Chemicals Act.

At this event we will be hand delivering to congress a coalition wide petition with over 140,000 signatures in support of the safe chemicals act. I think we can all agree that in-person events have a large impact, and when your petition signature is hand delivered to your Senator by people from your state, it matters. A lot.

So please join us for this big event to show Congress that whether you’re a young adult, parent, nurse or cancer survivor, we’re demanding action on toxic chemicals.

If you are unable to attend, there are many ways to take action from home:
  • You can call your U.S. Senators asking them to support the Safe Chemicals Act, it is easy and only takes a minute: 202-241-3121
  • Promote the event on Facebook and twitter
  • And sign and share this petition

Every small action you take makes a big difference. Thanks for all your help; we’re working together towards a safe and healthy future!

For more information visit us at and follow us on twitter: @Lindsay_SCHF and @SaferChemicals

 This is a guest blog by Olivia Haddad-Salah, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families.

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