This is an important health issue and the vote is coming up this week. You will be getting ballots in the mail soon. I’m asking that you spend the time to read and study this issue. The pro fluoridation group is hoping you will not take time to inform yourself on this issue. They are hoping you will only take ten seconds to look at their expensive full color mailing with pictures of smiling children with bright white teeth.
Don’t form your opinion on this issue with slick advertising mailings. Take the time to read the information presented by Clean Water Portland before you vote. http://www.cleanwaterportland.org. If you support our efforts to stop fluoridation, please donate whatever you can today. We are being out spend 5 to 1 on this issue. Also consider volunteering to help get out the vote.
Link to this short 10 minute ABC report on this issue.
In a matter of days Portland citizens will receive ballots in the mail for measure 26-151, adding fluoridation chemicals to our clean water supply.
Clean Water Portland now more then ever needs YOUR support. Please take a moment to go on line at www.CleanWaterPortland.org and pledge your NO vote. In addition, and very importantly, Clean Water Portland(CWP) needs your financial support. $30 goes a long way for the campaign and if you have more, well no one will say no. You may have heard CWP has been out funded 5:1, and the final weeks will see a lot of ads from HKHP, the pro-fluoride folks. We need to counter this blitz. Please donate to the cause of keeping our water clean!
Clean Water Portland is also hitting the streets. Saturday Walk and Talks and going door to door have been a great way to educate citizens regarding the upcoming vote. Please do join the forces on the ground by coming by the campaign office to volunteer your time, energy, and passion. We need you NOW, as time is of essence. Our campaign address is 1125 SE Madison Street, Suite 112 Portland , OR 97214. (503) 893-8999. If walking and talking is not your thing we have many other options for your skill sets. Also, lawn signs are available to show your support.
Last but not least, please show your support and bring one or two friends still on the fence to the Parent and Community Education Night on May 1st. See details below and feel strongly encouraged to forward this message along. (Sorry the photo and links will not convert but full details are below.)
Water Fluoridation: Too risky? Better Alternatives?
with physical therapist
Kellie Barnes MOMT, MPT
Wednesday May 1st, 7:00 pm
(open to the public)
All Saints Episcopal Church (4033 SE Woodstock Boulevard)
Bring your family, friends, and co-workers to hear this important discussion. In just a few short weeks the citizens of Portland will be voting on an important ballot measure regarding water fluoridation.
Kellie Will Answer These Questions and More:
What is water fluoridation?
What is the product source of fluoride?
What does emerging science show us about reasonable basis for concern?
What are the alternatives?
Why is there an infant advisory warning if using fluoridated water for infant formula?
As a physical therapist and a mother, Kellie’s passion is sharing information openly so that citizens may be informed voters. Water fluoridation is a complex topic that does not fit into sound bites. Kellie believes that citizens should have the ability to discern for themselves what is best for their family and community.
Kellie has spoken throughout the city on this important issue, to schools, neighborhoods, with policy makers, and on radio and television. Her presentation encourages questions, open discussion, and an invitation to each of us to be engaged citizens and informed voters.
Kellie Barnes, MOMT, MPT has been a practicing for physical therapist for 20 years. She is founder of Core Physical Therapy LLC.