Program also features updates about citizens resistance to adding this toxic industrial by product to the water, a two pronged strategy using both the Referendum and Initiative processes. The Referendum has already successfully put the decision before the people, though the Council blatantly moved the election up one year, attempting to deny opponents ample time to educate Portland citizens on the dangers of the toxic chemical.|
Kim Kaminski, Executive Director of Clean Water Portland gives an excellent synopsis of the issue, the problems with fluoride, and updates on the campaign to put an end to this once and for all.
Clean Water Portland is working to prevent the addition of fluoride to our drinking water, but can't do this by themselves. First, they need assistance collecting signatures for the 2014 Initiative measure, which will prevent adding anything to our water other than to purify the water itself.
And, they need assistance with the much shorter timeline of May 2013 Referendum, which would overturn the City Councils' September 2012 decision to fluoridate our water.
Participation and contributions can take many forms, and we all have something we can do to assist this important effort. Towards the end of the program, Kim speaks to the upcoming campaigns, which will get moving first thing after the New Year.