On Wednesday, Aug. 10, NYSNA members are encouraged to take part in a Day of Action in midtown Manhattan to support the U.S. Kid-Safe Chemicals Act. The act, introduced in the U.S. Congress in April, is intended to upgrade the nation’s outdated system for managing chemical safety and protect families from toxic chemicals that are linked to serious health problems.
The act responds to increasingly forceful warnings from scientific and medical experts – including the President's Cancer Panel – that current policies have failed to curtail common chemicals linked to diseases such as cancer, learning disabilities, infertility, and more.
The Day of Action event is coordinated by the Just Green Partnership – a coalition of which NYSNA is a member – which seeks to build a healthy economy that provides good jobs and produces clean products and services in which our workplaces, schools, homes, communities, and bodies are free of toxic chemicals.
Participants will gather at 10:30 a.m. at Greenacre Park at 217 E. 51st St., then march to the office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, one of the bill’s sponsors, at 780 3rd Ave. for a news conference.
NYSNA members attending the event should wear something to identify them as such.
For more information, visit just-green.org.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is the state's largest union and professional association for registered nurses. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.