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Tennessee Moms in Stroller Brigade Appeal to US Senators for Safer Chemicals

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US Senator Lamar Alexander, TN Mom Donna Brigham, US Senator Bob Corker, TN Mom Anne Brock

Gathering at our nation’s capital with hundreds of concerned women has including meeting others from our own states involved in the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition.  In my case, I was pleased to meet Donna Brigham,  a married mother of two who is Resource Director at Macon Road Baptist School near Memphis.  She wanted to share her concerns about the increasing number of children at her school with developmental disabilities like autism.  She’s a member of the Safer Chemicals partner Learning Disabilities of America Association.

Tennessee Moms for Safer Chemicals Donna Brigham and Anne Brock

Our morning began with a much-anticipated visit to the Tennessee Tuesday breakfast with our state’s US Senators. We and other constituents had the opportunity to hear both Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Bob Corker speak briefly about their latest work in Washington. Then we lined up to have our pictures taken with them. The senate office sends those out as a special memento for constituents.

We met some of the senators’ staff members at the breakfast, and appreciated the time both then and later in the afternoon to share our concerns with them.  We’re appealing to both Senator Alexander and Senator Corker to co-sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act, because we think the healthy future of our children depends on cleaning up toxins in consumer products.

If you’re a Tennessean visiting Washington, here’s the link where you can inquire about the breakfast. Here are  the public contact pages (Corker, Alexander) where you can get the address for emailing the Tennessee senators about this important health issue that touches all of our lives.  The more Tennessee moms they hear from, the more likely they’ll realize that parents expect better for all our children.

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2 Responses to Tennessee Moms in Stroller Brigade Appeal to US Senators for Safer Chemicals

  1. Anne May 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    Thanks Katie! And to paraphrase what Donna said so beautifully in Washington, she wants to give voice to those parents who were so busy caring for special needs children, who didn’t necessarily have the opportunity to come along. I went because so many cancer survivors back here in Tennessee are still fighting for their lives. I truly believe that our senators care about Tennessee families.

  2. Katie May 24, 2012 at 1:20 am #

    Great work Anne! It’s so important that you came and the TN Senators heard from TN moms directly.

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