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EWG heads to L.A. this week to ban BPA: Can you be there?

Monday, August 17, 2009

We're working hard in California to ban BPA in baby bottles, sippy cups and other food containers meant for kids.

We've made great strides toward a new law by seeing the bill pass the state senate and key state Assembly committees. In the next few weeks, we're increasing our efforts as the bill heads for a full Assembly vote and, if they approve it, on to the governor's desk.

We're close. But not there yet. Industry is still very busy opposing this bill. So if you live in L.A., can you join us to send a strong message that Californians want their legislators to ban BPA? Here's the deal:

Be there! Join us at the L.A. Toxic Baby Bottle Swap and BPA press conference on August 19 at 10am. The event will be held at the St. John's Well Family and Child Center in Los Angeles (get address & map when you RSVP, below). What for? To show decision-makers that Los Angeles parents want their state Assembly members to ban BPA in children's food and drink packaging. Industry is telling the Assembly not to ban it, so shouldn't you tell them what you think? Why now? The California state Assembly will decide as soon as late August whether to ban BPA in baby bottles, sippy cups and other feeding containers meant for children. Constituents must speak up NOW to be heard. This vote is the last step before the governor's desk.

Get a free BPA-free baby bottle. The first 1,000 parents who bring in an old baby bottle can swap it for a new, BPA-free bottle (thanks to local company Green to Grow).

Hear a great speaker! Harvey Karp, world-renowned pediatrician and author of The Happiest Baby on the Block, will join us to rally for a BPA ban.

RSVP. Click here for details and to RSVP. Lisa Frack, EWG Online Organizer, looks forward to meeting you. Can't be there? We need you anyway! Tell your Assembly member today to vote YES on the Toxics-Free Babies and Toddlers Act. Click here to send a strong message.

It's time to make this happen, don't you think? We do.

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