Do your legislators serve on the Joint Committee on Public Health? Using the sample script below, urge them to report H2197/S1356, An Act to protect Massachusetts public health from PFAS, favorably–without being watered down by industry inputs. As we learned during the League Leaders lunch featuring Rep. Kate Hogan, lead sponsor of the House bill, the need to stop production of the more than 20,000 PFAS chemicals and their contamination of our waters, soils and consumer products gets more urgent daily. This comprehensive bill would implement the recommendations of a two-year special task force on this problem. Water contamination dominates the news, but that’s the final destination of the chemicals. We need to stop the source. Read our testimony here.
Find contact information for your legislators here. Suggested script: “Please report H2197/S1356, An Act to protect Massachusetts public health from PFAS, favorably out of committee–without being watered down by industry inputs. The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts supports the maximum protection of public health and the environment. The PFAS contamination of our bodies and the whole environment is a critical issue. We need to protect everyone from further damage to our health by these chemicals. Thank you.” Feel free to personalize your email by adding why this bill is important to you. Remember to include your name and complete street address within your email.