Victory for Farmworkers
with very good news. This Wednesday, 7/9, the NC
Senate passed S 847, Prevent Agricultural Pesticide
Exposure, and the bill is headed to the Governor's
desk for his signature. As a result, farmworkers
gain an important basic workplace protection that
they sincerely deserve. S 847 will:
Thank you and congratulations to everyone who took action on this legislation! Please join us in celebrating this accomplishment, thanking leaders, and re-committing to our work together to fight pesticide pollution and protect the rights of farmworkers and their families. >>Click here to send a thank-you email to the key players on this bill.
This legislation is a great step forward, but as you know, there's more to be done to protect farm workers and their families from pesticide exposure hazards at work. We'll be counting on you to make sure that this issue isn't forgotten when the legislative session ends. >>Click here to help by making a contribution to Toxic Free NC today.
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Please write or call any or all of the key players on S 847, Prevent Agricultural Pesticide Exposure, to thank them for their leadership! You can use the sample text, below.
The key players:
Leah Devlin, State Health Director
1931 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1931
Senator Charlie Albertson
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 525
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
Representative Dan Blue
16 W. Jones Street, Room 2207
Raleigh, NC 27603-1096
Governor Mike Easley
(919)733-4240, or (919)733-5811
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301
|Please contact Toxic Free NC at or (919) 833-1123 to let us know you're taking action, or if you have any questions. Thank you!|
[YOU MUST ADD THE INFORMATION IN BRACKETS]:
Dear [Leah Devlin, Senator Albertson, Representative Blue, or Governor Easley],
Thank you for your leadership on S 847, Prevent Agricultural Pesticide Exposure!
[SHARE YOUR PERSONAL CONCERNS ABOUT THIS ISSUE. Do you work with farmworkers or vulnerable populations? Have you seen the effects of toxic exposure firsthand? Are you a downwind or downstream neighbor, or a concerned consumer?]
S 847 is a great start to address some of the threats posed to farmworkers and their families by pesticide exposure in the workplace. The people who harvest our food deserve a safer workplace to protect them and their families. So, thank you again for your leadership on this important issue, and please continue to support intiatives to make agricultural workplaces safer for everyone in North Carolina.
[YOUR NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION - PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR HOME ADDRESS]
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