This was written by Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director of Safer Chemicals Healthy Families:
Our first National Stroller Brigade, nearly a year-and-a-half ago, was about establishing a voice for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families on Capitol Hill. We needed to show Congress that we had the grassroots power behind our movement, and we did.
Today, more than ever, Congress needs a reminder of where we stand. We stand for protecting our families from toxic chemical pollution. We stand for an economy based on safer, less toxic chemicals. In our quest for strong laws on toxic chemicals, we’re standing at a unique moment in history. The bill before the Senate, as drafted, doesn’t adequately protect pregnant women, children and vulnerable communities. We want Congress to know clearly what kind of reform we’re asking for. We want reform that protects vulnerable populations, ensures the EPA can take action on notoriously toxic chemicals and moves us towards safer chemicals.
So what better a time to bring the Stroller Brigade back to Washington? And this time we’re stronger than ever. The next question is… Are you in? Event details:
- When: October 29th, 2013 – 9:30 AM
- Where: U.S. Capitol Lawn, Washington D.C. (RSVP for exact location)
- What: Arrive at Capitol Hill 9:30 AM, Press conference at 10:00 AM, “Stroller Brigade” and meetings with Members of Congress to follow.