Randi Shade Mike Martinez Laura Morrison
The Austin City Council’s Committee on Public Health and Human Services
At the February 15, 2011 meeting of the Austin City Council’s Committee on Public Health and Human Services, Council member Randi Shade moved to place fluoride on the agenda of the Committee’s next meeting on Tuesday, March 15. (The date has since been changed to March 22 – see below.) Her action is unprecedented in our two and a half years of advocacy, for it places the water fluoridation issue on the path to potential adoption as a future agenda item by the full Council. Certainly it’s unlikely to be dismissed as cavalierly as the Environmental Board’s calls for a serious fluoride investigation in August, and again in December, of 2009.
This may be – literally – the chance of a lifetime to remedy a decades-old wrong by removing the dangerous toxin that’s been pumped into our water supply since early 1973. We need to show up in strength at the meeting and speak out to make it clear that there is widespread and growing public opposition to the harmful practice of water fluoridation.
TIME: Tuesday, March 22, 2:00 p.m.
PLACE: Austin City Hall, Council Chambers
LOCATION: Cesar Chavez (1st) Street between Guadalupe and Lavaca
PARKING: City Hall Garage (enter from Lavaca side) and some street parking
TO SPEAK: Sign up before the meeting starts (get there 15 minutes or so early). Each speaker
will be allowed 3 minutes, with no signing over time to others. It’s a good idea to
bring a fact sheet or other handout that you can leave with the committee members.
PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IMPORTANT DATE AND BE THERE.
(IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS TO INFO@FLUORIDEFREEAUSTIN.COM TO BE DELIVERED TO THE COMMITTEE. PLACE “COMMENT FOR HHS COMMITTEE” IN THE SUBJECT LINE.)