by Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director
Between the day-to-day phone calls, interactions on Facebook, email and Twitter, I feel like I’ve come to personally know many of you. We’ve talked about your children, struggles with fertility, the stress your family faces as you raise a child with a learning disability, heard your stories of being a young college student battling cancer.
It’s these powerful stories and connections that makes this coalition incredibly powerful and it’s time we come together in Washington D.C. to share those stories with Congress.
The success of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families stroller brigades in the last six months has inspired us to pull together a coalition-wide event here in Washington D.C. I’m excited to announce the National Stroller Brigade for safe chemicals, taking place May 22nd, 2012.
We know that in-person events have a big impact. The National Stroller Brigade will not only feature the moms who led stroller brigades in their home towns, but also the many health spokespeople we work with. Congress needs to hear directly from those on the front lines.
The rise in childhood and young adult cancer is simply unacceptable. Learning and developmental disabilities are on the rise in alarming rates. Some are calling puberty at the age of ten “normal.”
We know that this country is on the wrong track when it comes to our health. Toxic chemicals are only one piece of the equation, but chemicals are the piece we can do something about.
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.
When: May 22nd, 2012 – 9:30 AM
Where: U.S. Capitol Lawn, Washington D.C.
Between Constitution Avenue NE and 1st Street NE Senate side of the East Front Lawn of the Capitol.
Rain location: Capitol Visitors Center, Room 210/212, First Street NE Washington, D.C. 20510. Entrance across the street from the U.S. Supreme Court
What: Press conference at 10:00 AM, “Stroller Brigade” and meetings with Members of Congress to follow.
To register please sign up here: RSVP for Safe Chemicals Brigade
If you can’t participate in D.C. for the event fret not — we will have several ways to participate online or at your U.S. Senator’s office in your district.