2011 Sept. 30: Wisconsin Environment is requesting people to submit personal stories about how air pollution has affected them. See: https://secure3.convio.net/engage/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3247
Here’s an excerpt from their request for stories:
“When our leaders in Washington talk about air pollution, they hear too many lobbyist talking points, and not enough meaningful personal stories like these. If you or someone you know has asthma or another respiratory illness, I’m hoping you’ll share your story today to help us change this. Polluters and their allies in Congress continue to launch unprecedented attacks on the laws that clean up deadly air pollution in Wisconsin and nationwide. But when the polluter lobby downplays the health impacts of air pollution, we need to remind Congress how much is at stake. If our politicians hear about a child with asthma in their district who missed weeks of school last spring because of elevated smog pollution, or the story of a local elderly woman with emphysema who can’t open her windows for fear of the air pollution outside, they might think twice about rolling back our clean air rules. If you have a story about living with asthma or another respiratory problem, please share it with me today. Your story could help convince key members of Congress to stand up for our health and oppose attacks on our clean air laws. And that will allow all of us to breathe easier. “
This group and other environmental organizations need to hear from us.