Walking away from kids’ health: Legislators duck vote on bill to ban chemical from baby products (San Francisco Chronicle, 7/1/2010)


Check out this powerful editorial (excerpted below) that calls out the 13 California Assembly members who abstained from voting in support of the Breast Cancer Fund-sponsored BPA bill. It's up for a final vote today. Let's hope this editorial helps the Assembly members do the right thing for children's health today.

Your legislature in inaction

Bill 797 was rejected in the Assembly on Wednesday, with 37 members
voting yes, 29 voting no and 13 members failing to vote. Passage
requires 41 votes. The measure is expected to come up for
reconsideration today. You can be sure that lobbyists for the chemical
industry will be working the Capitol hallways. Make your views known to
the 13 legislators who failed to vote on Wednesday – which had the
effect of a "no" vote against SB797.

The nonvoters on SB797

Charles Calderon, D-Whittier: assemblymember.calderon@assembly.ca.gov

Wilmer Amina Carter, D-Rialto: assemblymember.carter@assembly.ca.gov

Hector De La Torre, D-South Gate:

Nathan Fletcher, R-San Diego: assemblymember.fletcher@asm.ca.gov

Cathleen Galgiani, D-Livingston: assemblymember.galgiani@assembly.ca.gov

Isadore Hall III, D-Compton: assemblymember.hall@assembly.ca.gov

Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina:

Alyson Huber, D-El Dorado Hills: assemblymember.huber@assembly.ca.gov

Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia: assemblymember.mendoza@assembly.ca.gov

V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella: manuel.perez@asm.ca.gov

Norma Torres, D-Pomona: assemblymember.torres@assembly.ca.gov

Alberto Torrico, D-Fremont:

Mike Villines, R-Clovis: assemblymember.villines@assembly.ca.gov

(Read the full editorial.)


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