moms on a mission:
stroller bridgades for safer chemicals and healthy familiesOn May 22, Clean Water Action participated in the National Stroller Brigade in Washington DC to demonstrate support for the Safe Chemicals Act. Clean Water Action’s Elizabeth Saunders (Massachusetts), and Susan Eastwood (Connecticut) represented New England. Moms, kids and advocates from thirty states, from as far away as Alaska and Idaho, rolled into Washington DC and right up to the Capitol to let Congress know that people are serious about protecting their children and families from “toxic trespass.” The bill’s lead sponsor, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, addressed the enthusiastic crowd, as did Sens. Dick Durbin (IL) and Charles Schumer (NY). Michigan mom of three Polly Schlaff shared her powerful story of losing her husband to cancer and made a passionate plea for our legislators to help to keep families safe. The event was covered by press from around the country.