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06/21/2012

Talk to Candidates about Toxic Chemicals

By Kim LaBo, Healthy Legacy Organizer, Clean Water Action Minnesota

Blue_window_signThis summer when there is an unexpected knock at your door, rather than giving into the temptation of pretending you’re not home (we’ve all done it), answer it.  Odds are it will be one of the many candidates running for state office. Believe me, there will be a lot – ALL of the state senate and house seats are up this year. 

Click on the image at right to open a full size (8.5 x 11) window sign that you can print and hang up at home!

The election season, which will start in full swing this summer, is a great opportunity for you to talk to talk to candidates about protecting our health and environment from toxic chemicals.  It is the only time of year candidates will be knocking on your door, asking for your vote.  Tell candidates you want to know their position on getting toxic chemicals out of consumer products. What they hear from you and your neighbors will influence what issues they talk about during their campaign and what issues they will support once elected. You can even use this handy guide for some talking points on toxic chemicals

But you don’t have to wait for them to knock on your door. There will be many opportunities to talk to candidates at community forums or other meet and greet events.  Don’t know where to find these events? Just visit your political party’s website for a list of candidates and events. Or visit the campaign web site of the candidates in your district.

So get out there and talk to your candidates. We know the chemical lobbyists will…

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