How Far Would You Push A Stroller To Protect Your Child?

by Janelle Sorensen, Chief Communications Officer, Healthy Child Healthy World

On August 10th, moms across the country will join together, pushing strollers, to make a very important point: We shouldn’t have to worry about toxic chemicals in our homes, drinking water and environment!

Will you join us? You won’t need to walk far – it’s not a statement of endurance (though I’m sure you’d go miles and miles to protect your child). You’ll just meet-up, maybe fill out some post cards, let your kids dress up in red capes (to make the point that we need some superheroes in Congress to protect our health), and generally have some fun for a good cause.

Let’s make it loud and clear that we want Congress to protect us from chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, asthma, and other serious illnesses!

Experts across the board; including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Association, the American Public Health Association, and the 2010 President’s Cancer Panel; have expressed the need to better regulate chemicals. The time to act is NOW.

Find all the state actions listed below (we’ll update as the list grows). Not listed? Coordinate your own! Contact Lindsay Dahl to learn how. lindsaydahl@saferchemicals.org

Hartford, Connecticut
Contact: ahulick@cleanwater.org; 860-232-6232

Wilmington, Delaware

Contact: Laura at lhenderson@dsej.org

Portland, Maine
Contact: Emma at ehalasoc@preventharm.org

Boston, Massachusetts
Contact: Cindy Luppi, cluppi@cleanwater.org, 617/338-8131 x208

Missoula, Montana
Contact: Cassidy Randall at cassidyr@womensvoices.org

New York, New York
Contact: Bobbi Chase Wilding at clean.bobbi@gmail.com

Portland, Oregon
Contact: Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis, reneep@oeconline.org; (503) 222-1963 X 110

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contact: Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis at mna@the-institute.org or 412-420-2290

Seattle, Washington
Contact: Ivy Sager-Rosenthal, isager-rosenthal@watoxics.org
206-632-1545 ext. 122

This event is a part of our work with the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition. Learn more about our collective mission.