Please call your state senator today, Monday, May 23rd, so that we can help make Connecticut the first state in the US to ban BPA (Bisphenol A) from cash register receipts. It is very important that you call on Monday, May 23rd, as the CT state senate is likely voting on this bill today.
If you don’t know who your state senator is, or don’t know their phone number, here’s what you need to do:
1. Please call either of the phone numbers below and tell them you would like to speak to your state senator. The person on the phone can tell you who your senator is.
CT Senate Democrats: 1-800-842-1420
CT Senate Republicans: 1-800-842-1421
2. When you are transferred, you will probably speak to an aide or be asked to leave a message. Please state your support for SB (Senate Bill) 210 and ask for your senator’s position on the bill. If he/she supports the bill, ask him/her to sign on as a co-signer and speak with his/her colleagues about the importance of this bill.
In case you don’t know, many receipts- the ones you and your kids likely touch every time you buy something- are printed on thermal paper that is coated with BPA! BPA is a synthetic estrogen linked to a host of diseases including breast cancer, obesity, infertility and behavior problems. If you want to read more about BPA in cash register receipts, please read the Huffington Post article from Laurie David: (this is the article I’ve been handing to cashiers when I buy coffee, groceries, etc.)
Connecticut was the first state to ban BPA from baby bottles and I would love your help in making CT the first state to ban BPA in cash register receipts! Please forward this email to your friends in Connecticut. You can really make a difference in the lives of children in Connecticut by making this phone call- so please call!