By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director
In my humble opinion, the Stroller Brigade was a complete success.
I couldn't be more proud of the incredible, dynamic and powerful parent advocates that came to Washington to meet with their Senators and Congresspeople. I couldn't be more grateful for our coalition partners and Safer Chemicals staff for pulling together a great group and numerous logistics. I am deeply honored that Jennifer Beals spend so much of her busy time with our group, helping share our cause with the masses.
In the coming weeks we'll share some of the stories of the 200 Stroller Brigade participants. In the meantime, I wanted to share some of the highlights from the day.
You can view and share some photos from the event here.
What happened at the Stroller Brigade:
Over 200 parents, cancer survivors, nurses, and advocates gathered at the U.S. Capitol to ask Congress for real reform of our toxic chemical laws.
We had three powerful speakers at our press conference - which you can watch here.
The group then marched the Stroller Brigade to the U.S. Senate where we hit the hill for safer chemicals.
We met with nearly 80 Congressional offices, having meetings with nearly 30 Members of Congress themselves.
Babies... lots and lots of cute babies.
Support from thousands who took action online.
And hundreds of phone calls to Congress asking for real reform--there's still time to call if you haven't already!
Jennifer Beals' speech:
The Big Picture interview with Jennifer Beals and Andy Igrejas:
- Montana Mom joins DC Stroller Brigade
- Jennifer Beals and Andy Igrejas on The Thom Hartmann show
- Minnesota moms fights toxins
- Politico: Jennifer Beals steps out against toxic chemicals
- Washington Post: Celebvocate Jennifer Beals
- Marching moms call for tougher chemical regulation
- Auburn mom joins lobby for update to toxic chemical law
We are so very close and we will not stop until this legislation protects us all!!Posted by: Shane@EnviroBooty | Oct 31, 2013 6:43:10 PM
Thank you so much for this opportunity to represent a faith perspective on eliminating toxic chemicals in ordinary household products. I hope Congress hears how prenatal, early childhood and infants are most vulnerable to harm. We can do better than what is in the present legislation for Safer Chemicals and Healthy Families.Posted by: Mary Elizabeth Clark | Oct 31, 2013 2:12:00 PM