Lead Education Day

Educating lawmakers on how to end childhood lead poisoning

Can you believe that lead was banned from paint 40 years ago? Unfortunately, we are a long ways away from declaring victory and announcing that the threat of children being poisoned by lead has passed.

In fact, lead is the most common environmental threat for Michigan children. And since 70% of Michigan’s housing stock predates the 1978 ban, lead paint in homes is still the largest source of lead contamination. It is a statewide problem, affecting both urban and rural communities.

That’s why we are working with the Michigan Alliance for Lead Safe Homes to educate lawmakers in Lansing on what we need to do NOW to stop lead poisoning.

We need you to join us on April 18th for the Lead Education Day. You’ll be paired up with lead poisoning prevention experts and visit key members of the Michigan House and Senate in small teams to talk to them about policies and practices that prevent kids from being exposed to lead.

Whether you’re a seasoned activist or this will be your first time talking to a Senator or Representative, this event is for you. It’s easy to join.

Prior to the event, there will be an informational webinar that will tell you all the things you need to know about Lead Education Day, including how to speak with lawmakers and talking points on lead poisoning prevention. A link to the webinar information will be sent to registrants.

Everyone is welcome. Come and tell your story or share your concerns. This year Lead Education Day is Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm at the Michigan Capitol. Free breakfast and lunch will be served. Carpools are available.

Register now to secure your spot. The deadline to register is April 11th.

Published on March 27, 2018