You saw the headlines: This month, the DEP took a red pen to our citizen-initiated rule to protect kids and pregnant women from toxic phthalates, striking out critical protections that our families need.
But the real story isn’t about Governor LePage. It’s about the extraordinary, unstoppable power of people like you.
Together, we gathered signatures in every county in the state. We packed the public hearing and outnumbered the corporate lobbyists 50 to 1. We flooded the DEP’s mailboxes with thousands of comments.
With your help, we’re gaining ground. For the first time ever, this rule will force big companies to disclose the use of phthalates in a handful of key materials that kids are exposed to in homes, schools and childcare facilities. That’s a big win!
But our work is far from over. The LePage DEP is still refusing to disclose information on shampoo, clothing, backpacks, and hundreds of other common you and I are exposed to everyday. Pregnant women are at especially high risk.
It’s time to turn to our law-makers to get the job done… not just on phthalates, but on all chemicals that threaten the health of Maine families. Click HERE to tell your legislator to take a real stand on toxic chemicals.
With the legislative session about to kick into full gear, we need to tell our Representatives that protecting kids from toxic chemicals can’t sit on the back burner any longer.
Can you help keep kids safe from toxic chemicals by sending a message to your legislators? It takes less than one minute, and it makes a big difference.