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Safe Chemicals Act- We got the vote! Now we need the law.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 7:17 PM

Keep the Pressure On! Tell Your Senator to Vote “Yes” on the Safe Chemicals Act.

Dear Ellensue,

BREAKING NEWS: Today, thanks to you and activists across the country, the Committee on Environment & Public Works PASSED the Safe Chemicals Act.

Together we are changing the course of the breast cancer epidemic by working to bring about the regulatory change that will stop breast cancer before it starts. If signed into law, this Act will establish basic safety testing for all existing and new chemicals. This means that chemicals will be regulated for safety before, not after, they enter our communities.

As the bill moves through the many stages of becoming law, we need your support to pass this landmark legislation. We all have a responsibility to protect our communities by passing the Safe Chemicals Act.

The Senate must pass a strong Safe Chemicals Act that brings real reform.
Our lives depend on it.

Breast Cancer Action will be working to ensure that when the bill comes to the President’s desk for signature, it is the strongest bill possible. We know money talks and we will not let industry’s influence water down this bill. Our work isn’t over. Together we must keep up the pressure.

Join us in sending a letter to your Senator. Thank those who are working to pass this bill and remind all senators that it’s election season and you are watching.

We are proud to celebrate this victory with our partners across the country in the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition (SCHFC) to push forward a Safe Chemicals Act that puts the burden of chemical testing and protection from harm right where it belongs—on our regulatory system.

Thank you for taking action and for supporting Breast Cancer Action’s work to stop breast cancer before it starts.

Thanks to Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D- NJ), author of the Safe Chemicals Act and Chairman Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) for championing the Safe Chemicals Act. Thanks to each Committee member for voting YES to pass the Safe Chemicals Act:

Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE) Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)
Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

And shame on you Committee members who voted NO. We are watching and if we can’t count on your vote, then look out come election time:

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)
Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)

Thank you for joining BCAction and our partners in taking action! Together we can make history!


Karuna Jaggar
Executive Director

Breast Cancer Action | 55 New Montgomery St. #323 | San Francisco, CA 94105
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