Just a quick post to let you know that tomorrow is a huge day for the safety of our kids and the American public! The U.S. Senate will hold a hearing to discuss the Safe Chemicals Act, a bill sponsored by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). We desperately need this major overhaul of our outdated chemical laws to keep toxic chemicals like BPA and formaldehyde out of products we use every day!
The hearings begin tomorrow (Thursday, November 17th) at 10:00 am EST. They will be streamed live and if you want to watch, just visit the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Facebook page tomorrow morning for the link! Safer Chemicals and many of their partner organizations will be live-Tweeting and posting on Facebook during the hearings.
Wouldn't it be nice to shop without worrying about toxic chemicals in products? If you agree, please jump on Facebook and Twitter tomorrow and join in the conversation! On Twitter, please use the hashtag #SafeChemicalsAct in all your tweets for maximum impact. Here are a few suggested Tweets for you to use:
Visit the @SaferChemicals FB page for live coverage during the #SafeChemicalsAct hearings Thur 10am EST http://on.fb.me/t9oZms
Moms will be watching this Thurs at 10am EST as the Senate discusses the #SafeChemicalsAct. http://bit.ly/rCMGgB
Hearing on #SafeChemicalsAct Thursday, Nov. 17th at 10am EST. Call your Senator and let them know you want #saferchemicals! http://bit.ly/vY0vCh
Thanks for your help making toxic chemical reform a reality!
(Credit for photo of recent Stroller Brigades for safer chemicals: Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families)