Letter of Support for

"The Children's Environmental Protection Act of 1997"



If you would like to add your organization's name to the following letter of support, fill in the information below and click send. CHEC is eager to add a broad range of organizations to the list of those in support of "The Children's Environmental Protection Act of 1997" (CEPA).



We the undersigned organizations support CEPA:




National and International Organizations

Advocates for Youth (DC)

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (DC)

American Federation of Teachers (TX)

Cancer Prevention Coalition (IL)

Children's Health Environmental Coalition (CA)

Creative Environments, Shelley Kramer (CA)

Citizens for Alternatives to Pesticides (Canada)

Clean Up Rural Environment (AZ)

Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund (DC)

Environmental Information Center (DC)

General Federation of Women's Clubs (DC)

Global Environment Project Institute (ID)

Healthy-Communications.com (CA)

League of Women Voters (DC)

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Mothers and Others for a Livable Planet (NY, CA)

National Association of Childcare Resource and Referral Agencies (DC, CA)

National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides (DC)

National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse (IL)

National Consumers League (DC)

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition/Synergies (TX)

National Perinatal Association (FL)

Natural Resources Defense Council (DC)

Orphan Foundations of America (VA)

Physicians for Social Responsibility (DC)

Public Media Center (CA)>Resource Renewal Institute (CA)

S.A.F.E. Schools (LA)

Save the Children (KY)

Sierra Club (CA)





Regional, State and Local Organizations

Action Now (CA)

Allentown Lehigh County Family Centers (PA)

Bay Area Action (CA)

Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau (OH)

Belmont Elementary School P.T.A. (MD)

Center for Multicultural Human Services (VA)

Chemical Connection (TX)

Child Advocates, Inc. (TX)

Children's Advocacy Institute (CA)

Children's Hospital (CO)

Children's Hospital (VA)

Coalition for Mississippi's Children (MS)

Communities for a Better Environment (CA)

Environmental Advocates (NY)

Environmental Defense Center (CA)

Family Support Network (MO)

For Love of Children (DC)

Goat Hill Organic Farm (VA)

Grass Roots the Organic Way (PA)

Health Effects of Lawncare Pesticides (FL)

Junior League of Salt Lake City Inc. (UT)

Kern Child Abuse Prevention Council (CA)

La Montanita Coop (NM)

Lehigh County Family Centers (PA)

Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation (FL)

Massachusetts Committee for Children and Youth (MA)

Meritcare Children's Hospital (ND)

Mermaid Productions (FL)

Minnesota Health and Welfare PTA/PTSA (MN)

Missoulians for Clean Environment (MT)

Mothers Protecting Children Inc. (CT)

New York Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (NY)

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (OR)

Northwest Environmental Advocates (OR)

Ohio Youth Advocate Program (OH)

One in Nine: The Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition (NY)

Parents and Children Together (HI)

Pennsylvania State Lehigh Valley Campus (PA)

Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth (PA)

Riley Hospital for Children (IN)

Ryther Child Center (WA)

Southwest Environmental Center (NM)

Student Action for the Environment (NY)

Support Center for Child Advocates (PA)

Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center (CA)

Volunteers for a Healthy Valley (CA)

Washington Toxics Coalition (WA)

Wings for Children (SC)

Workers Compensation Consultants (WI)









The Honorable Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

United States Senate

Washington, DC 20510



The Honorable Representative James Moran (D-VA)

United States House of Representatives

Washington, DC 20515



Dear Senator Boxer and Representative Moran:



While most of us are concerned about clean air, water and land, wildlife and open spaces, all of us are concerned with how these issues affect our children and their futures. A recent poll found that 93% of those surveyed agreed that "federal environmental standards should be set at levels strong enough to protect children's health" (source: Benton Foundation). Americans have a right to a safe and healthy environment. Americans have a right-to-know the toxic dangers that exist in their communities and neighborhoods. Strong laws should be passed to protect and clean-up our environment, thereby protecting our children and their future.


Your introduction of The Children's Environmental Protection Act of 1997 (CEPA), is a major step in this direction. CEPA requires:


federal agencies to develop adequate data on the special vulnerability and exposure to environmental pollutants of children and other vulnerable subpopulations to better assess where, and at what levels, children are being exposed;

the Environmental Protection Agency to set all health and safety standards at levels that protect our children and other vulnerable subpopulations; and

guarantees individuals the right-to-know what, where and when they are exposed to toxics.


We, as you do, know that children are unique; they are not merely "little adults." They experience substantial exposures and are highly vulnerable to toxics in the environment. Yet, we do not protect our children from these risks. This is why we need CEPA. Our children are counting on us.



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