Eco-novice urges you to get involved!
As most green-minded folks can tell you, federal chemical regulation in the U.S. is abysmally outdated and frighteningly ineffective. Today's Stroller Brigade is a chance to join with other like-minded parents to send a clear message to elected officials: pass the Safe Chemicals Act already! This national bill, reintroduced in April, is currently stalled in Congress, but the good news is that states have started to pass their own more effective regulations for toxic chemicals, in part due to public showings of support such as the previous stroller brigade in August.
It may be too late for you to attend a real-life stroller brigade (click here to check for locations and times), but you can still be a part of the digital stroller brigade on Twitter and Facebook today! That's where I'll be showing my support.
A few other steps you can take to stay informed about the campaign for safer chemicals:
- Follow Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families on Twitter and Facebook.
- Join the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition (email list). I mostly get emails from this organization when something politically relevant is happening (for example, the Safe Chemicals Act is up for a vote and I should contact my representatives and tell them I want them to support it). I always sign their petitions and fill out their email forms to my elected officials. It's an easy way to stay involved and make sure my voice is heard.
If you are participating or already participated in the stroller brigade, I'd love to hear about it!