Tell Congress: Support the Baby Food Safety Act


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Target: United States Congress

Parents in this country couldn’t find formula to feed their babies and now they have to worry about what is in the baby food they purchase. No mother should have to worry about what she is spooning into her babies’ mouths, day after day.

A congressional report found significant levels of toxic heavy metals in baby food — both conventional and organic. Lead. Arsenic. Cadmium. Mercury. These are poisonous to a baby’s developing brain and nervous system.

Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Representative Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN), and Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL) have introduced the Baby Food Safety Act to address this problem. This legislation would dramatically reduce toxic heavy metals in baby food, educate parents about the risks, and invest in researching ways to reduce toxic heavy metals in crops and soil. The Baby Food Safety Act would make it easier for parents to nourish their babies without unknowingly putting them at risk.

Tell Congress to protect our babies by supporting the Baby Food Safety Act now.


The work isn’t done – Washington state leaders must continue to act on climate


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Target: State legislators

Recently we had some monumental climate news come out of DC! The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is certainly a win to celebrate. But our work towards a greener future for Washington state can’t stop there.

The IRA fast-tracks investments into fighting climate change and establishing a clean energy future, making it possible for Washington to cut emissions further and faster than ever before. Yet in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, our state policymakers must continue pushing to limit emissions and create a greener and more equitable future for all Washingtonians.

Urge your state legislators to keep moving forward in the fight for climate action. Send them a message now!


‘Forever Chemicals’ are polluting your water!


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Target: Food and Drug Administration

Dangerous chemicals known as PFAS (per and polyfluorinated alkyl substances) are all around us, from plastic bottles and takeout containers to disposable bowls and plates. And now they can be found in our rainwater. 

A recent study by the University of Stockholm has found alarming amounts of PFAS in our soil and rainwater — amounts that often exceed EPA limits. As contaminated rainwater falls, it threatens to pollute our drinking water with these dangerous ‘forever chemicals.’

Nicknamed ‘forever’ chemicals because of their ability to stick around in the environment and our bodies, PFAS is associated with a wide range of serious health effects – from developmental problems to cancer — and can accumulate in the body over time.

The FDA has a responsibility to stop the spread of dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ before it’s too late! Sign the PFAS Public Health Petition and demand swift action!


President Biden: It’s time to tackle methane!


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Target: President Joe Biden

The White House is currently reviewing an updated draft EPA methane rule, and we are calling on President Biden to publish it as soon as possible to protect communities and our climate.

We need to slash methane pollution now! Raise your voice by signing Environmental Defense Fund’s petition urging the President to take immediate action! 


Endorse 37 climate champions running this November!


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Lead Locally works with folks around the country to get involved + champion climate action. They help elect leaders who understand the scale of the climate crisis and take a principled stand against the fossil fuel industry.

These 37 Green New Deal candidates from across six states will help us end the era of fossil fuels and usher in a new and just renewable energy future.

If you’re ready to support and help elect these visionary candidates, please take the first step and add your personal endorsement here to show the strength of their movement.


Pledge to vote for climate champions!


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To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, leaders at every level need to take bold and immediate action.

But first, it’s up to us to elect candidates who:

  • Believe that climate change requires action and attention at the pace and scale this crisis demands;
  • Want to protect our land, water and air from pollution;
  • Will invest in good-paying jobs in America’s clean energy economy; and
  • Are ready to pass a bold and transformative climate agenda.

By pledging to vote, you are taking the first step to protect climate progress. You will raise my voice with the millions of Americans who want to build a cleaner, healthier world for everyone. And together we build the pro-climate majority.


Tell Nestle to get water to Jackson, Mississippi!


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Target: Nestle

After weeks of complications, the water in Jackson, Mississippi, is now completely undrinkable. An emergency was declared after an influx of water due to flooding caused a pump failure, and now a predominantly Black community is unable to shower, hydrate, do dishes, cook, or clean. This didn’t happen overnight, the Jackson community has dealt with “boil water” notices since late July. We should have learned from Flint’s water crisis that infrastructure related to clean water must be prioritized — but unfortunately, history has repeated itself.

Nestle, the world’s largest food and drink company, has more than enough resources to supply the city of Jackson with water until the situation is resolved. It’s no secret that Nestle has a history of extracting water from local aquifers that service communities, then peddling it for profit without benefiting the residents they’re stealing from. It’s well past time for Nestle to do some good in regard to water. 

Add your name to demand Nestle help Jackson residents get water!


Ban NYC horse carriage rides!


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Target: New York City Council

A horse used for carriage rides in New York City collapsed from exhaustion and illness, laying in the city streets for an hour while his driver is said to have whipped him and screamed at him to get up. According to Department of Health records, at least seven carriage horses have died in NYC. The inhumane treatment of the animals has long been criticized by advocates, and has yet to slow down even in the face of unprecedented heat.

New York City carriage rides have continued to operate throughout record heat waves — pulled by horses who were already overworked and abused. The horses are forced to trot on blistering pavement all day long, dodging traffic while carrying tourists through the city. From permanent leg damage from overuse to respiratory issues from breathing exhaust, forcing a horse to live like this is downright cruel.

Add your name to call for an immediate ban on NYC horse carriage rides!

At least 30 incidents in NYC have been recorded since 2013 alone,  and that’s just the ones that get reported. Accidents with traffic, deaths, freak-outs that send the horses running — there’s no limit to what could happen with this inhumane industry still continuing to operate. At the end of the work day, they still don’t go home to the environment necessary to live a healthy life. 

These horses were never meant to work in such an urban setting and deserve to live a life free of abuse.

Sign your name to demand NYC ban horse carriage rides!


Tell the House to pass President Biden’s historic climate and healthcare bill ASAP!


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Target: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

The Senate has passed President Biden’s historic climate change and healthcare bill in blinding speed. Now it’s time to fuel our momentum by getting it through the House and on to the President’s desk equally fast!

Dubbed the “Inflation Reduction Act,” the bill contains the largest climate investment in US history — $369 billion! — and staves off what would be a disastrous health insurance premium hike with the expiration of COVID-era ACA subsidies.

Tell Speaker Pelosi and the House to pass the Inflation Reduction Act ASAP!

The IRA bill is projected to reduce American emissions by 1 billion carbon tons, bring in $729 billion in new revenue, lowers prescription drug prices and extends Affordable Care Act subsidies through 2024 — all without raising taxes on working Americans. Instead, it would impose a tax on stock buybacks on big corporations!

This bill is a win-win for President Biden and the Democrats, giving us the momentum we need ahead of the crucial midterm elections and delivering real, tangible results for the American people AND our planet. We need to make sure this gets passed as soon as possible.

Tell the House to pass Biden’s historic climate and healthcare bill ASAP!


Tell the Senate to pass Biden’s historic climate and healthcare bill ASAP!


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Target: United States Senate

The good news just keeps rolling in! Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has finally given her blessing to President Biden’s historic reconciliation bill, paving the way for its quick passage — that could come as soon as Sunday!

Dubbed the “Inflation Reduction Act,” the bill contains the largest climate investment in US history — $369 billion! — and staves off what would be a disastrous health insurance premium hike with the expiration of COVID-era ACA subsidies.

Tell the Senate to pass the Inflation Reduction Act ASAP!

The IRA bill is projected to reduce American emissions by 1 billion carbon tons, bring in $729 billion in new revenue, lowers prescription drug prices and extends Affordable Care Act subsidies through 2024 — all without raising taxes on working Americans. Instead, it would impose a tax on stock buybacks on big corporations!

This bill is a win-win for President Biden and the Democrats, giving us the momentum we need ahead of the crucial midterm elections and delivering real, tangible results for the American people AND our planet. We need to make sure this gets passed as soon as possible.

Tell the Senate to pass Biden’s historic climate and healthcare bill ASAP!