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Campaign for Healthier Solutions

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About the Campaign

The Campaign for Healthier Solutions is led by the Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform (EJHA) and Coming Clean.

EJHA is a network of environmental justice organizations in 13 states building movement towards safe chemicals and clean energy that leaves no community or worker behind. Coming Clean is a national environmental health collaborative of 200 organizations and 250 individual experts working to reform the chemical and energy industries so they are sources of community health, economic sustainability, and justice rather than of pollution, disease, and planetary harm.

The campaign seeks to work with discount retailers to help them protect their customer and the communities in which they operate, and grow their businesses, by implementing corporate policies to identify and phase out harmful chemicals in the products they sell, and by stocking healthy, locally-grown foods.

The campaign's leadership team includes representatives from Coming Clean; EJHA; Lideres Campesinas in Oxnard, CA; Los Jardines Institute (The Gardens Institute) in Albuquerque, NM; People Concerned About Chemical Safety (PCACS) in Charleston, WV; and Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s.) in Houston, TX.

Over 100 diverse organizations from across the United States have joined the Campaign's call for discount retailers to adopt and implement strong corporate policies to identify and disclose chemicals in the products they sell, prioritize the most harmful chemicals for elimination, and replace toxic chemicals with proven safer alternatives.

over 155,000 people have signed on 

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Organizations Calling on Discount Retailers To Phase Out Harmful Chemicals

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Judy Robinson, Executive Director

Coming Clean, Brattleboro, VT


Michele Roberts and Richard Moore, Co-Coordinators

Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform, Brattleboro, VT


Pamela K. Miller, Executive Director

Vi Waghiyi, Tribal Member Native Village of Savoonga, and Environmental Health and Justice Program Director

Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Anchorage, AL


Mily Trevino Sauceda, Board President

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Thousand Palms, CA


Katie Huffling, Director of Programs

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, Mount Rainier, MD


Sayrah Namaste, Spokesperson

American Friends Service Committee, Albuquerque, NM


Jacque M. Garcia, MPH

Bernalillo County Place Matters, Albuquerque, NM


Lisa Arkin, Executive Director

Beyond Toxics, Eugene, OR


Janette Robinson Flint, PhD, Executive Director

Black Women for Wellness, Los Angeles, CA


Sahru Keiser, Program Manager

Breast Cancer Action, San Francisco, CA


Nancy Buermeye, Senior Policy Strategist

Breast Cancer Fund, San Francisco, CA


Catherine Porter, Policy Director

California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, Oakland, CA


Sarah Rose, CEO

California League of Conservation Voters, Oakland and Los Angeles, CA


Anne Katten, Pesticide and Work Safety Specialist

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Sacramento, CA


Kathryn Alcantar, Director

Californians for a Green & Healthy Economy, Oakland, CA


Roger McNew, Founder and Spokesperson

CAMBIO, Albuquerque, NM


Janet Nudelman, Director

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, San Francisco, CA


Juan Mancias, Tribal Chairman

Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas, Floresville, TX


Emmanuelle Neza Leal-Santillan, Spokesperson

Casa Malinalli, Albuquerque, NM


Andrea Garza, Coordinator

Casa Mayahuel, Los Lunas, NM


Shalini Gupta, Executive Director

Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy, Minneapolis, MN


Ronald White, Director of Regulatory Policy

Center for Effective Government, Washington, DC


Michael Green, Executive Director

Center for Environmental Health, Oakland, CA


Lori Perkins, CHADD Chapter Coordinator

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder of Georgia, Atlanta, GA


Clay G. Colson, Board Director and Water Issues Chair

Citizens for Sanity.Com, Inc., Pasco County, FL


Maria D. Cabrera, City Council Woman at Large

City of Wilmington, DE


Kathleen A. Curtis, LPN, Executive Director
Clean and Healthy New York, Albany, NY


Bev Thorpe, Program Director of Networks and Advocacy

Clean Production Action, Somerville, MA


Andria Ventura, Program Manager

Clean Water Action, Oakland, CA


Anne Hulick, Coordinator

Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut, Hartford, CT


Mara Taub, Founder and Coordinator

Coalition for Prisoners’ Rights, Santa Fe, NM


Sharon Hanshaw, Executive Director

Coastal Women for Change, Biloxi, MS


Luis Olmedo, Executive Director

Comite Civico Del Valle, Inc., Brawley, CA


Joseluis Ortiz, Member

Concerned Residents for a Toxic Free New Mexico, Artrisco, NM


Tom Swan, Executive Director

Connecticut Citizen Action Group, Hartford, CT


Sharon E. Lewis, Executive Director

Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice, Hartford, CT


Mike Fitts, Executive Director

Connecticut Council on Occupational Safety and Health, Newington, CT


Kimberly Sandor, Executive Director

Connecticut Nurses' Association, Meriden, CT


Lorenzo Candalaria, Owner

Cornelio Candalaria Organics, Albuquerque NM


Michael Marx, Executive Director

Corporate Ethics International, San Francisco, CA


Paulyne Webster and Ann Tate , Co-Founders

Delaware Concerned Residents For Environmental Justice, Wilmington, DE


Angela Adrar, Executive Director

EcoHermanas, Washington, DC


Carolyn Wysocki, President

Ecological Health Organization, Berlin, CT


Jeff Gearhart, Research Director

Ecology Center, Ann Arbor, MI


Bianca Encinias, Director

El Chante: Casa de Cultura, Albuquerque, NM


Barbara Kyle, National Coordinator

Electronics TakeBack Coalition, Oakland, CA


Taryn Hallweaver, Director

Environment Maine, Portland, ME


Mike Belliveau , Executive Director

Environmental Health Strategy Center, Portland, ME


Renee Sharp, Research Director

Environmental Working Group, Washington, DC


Tirso Moreno, General Coordinator

Farmworkers Association of Florida, Apopka, FL


Lisa Archer, Director, Food and Technology Program

Friends of the Earth, Washington, DC


Cindy Seekins, CPSP, Program Director

G.E.A.R. Parent Network, Augusta, ME


Denny Larson, Executive Director

Global Community Monitor, Richmond, CA


Cindy Wiesner, National Coordinator

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Miami, FL


Laura Weinberg, President

Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition, Great Neck, NY


Alisa Gravitz, President/CEO

Green America, Washington, DC


Bradley Angel, Executive Director

Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, San Francisco, CA


Rick Hind, Legislative Director

Greenpeace, Washington, DC


Travis McKenzie, Executive Director

Grow the Future, Albuquerque, NM


Bill Walsh, Executive Director

Healthy Building Network, Washington, DC


Linda Kite, Executive Director

Healthy Homes Collaborative, Los Angeles, CA


Claire L. Barnett, MBA, Founder and Executive Director

Healthy Schools Network, Albany, NY


Karen Miller, President

Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Inc., Melville, NY


Roxanne Gould, Lead Consultant

Jim Rock, Consultant

Indigenous Educational Design, Golden Valley, MN


Tom B.K. Goldtooth, Executive Director

Indigenous Environmental Network, Bemidji, MN


Ted Smith, Coordinator

International Campaign for Responsible Technology, San Jose, CA


Pastor Dr. Charlotte L. Keys, Founder and CEO

Jesus People Against Pollution, Columbia, MS


Sarita Gupta, Executive Director

Jobs With Justice, Washington, DC


José T. Bravo, Executive Director

Just Transition Alliance, San Diego, CA


Sylvia Ledesma, Founder and Director

Kalipulli Itzcalli, Albuquerque, NM


Heather Warman, Executive Director

Kentucky Environmental Foundation, Berea, KY


Montie Stone, Executive Director

Kids Enabled, Atlanta, GA


Albino Garcia and Theresa Gonzales, Co-Directors

La Plazita Institute, Albuquerque, NM


Sherri Gonzales, Member and Spokesperson

La Raza Unida Party, New Mexico


Nancie Payne, President

Learning Disabilities Association of America, Pittsburgh, PA


Joan Teach, Board President

Learning Disabilities Association of Georgia, Atlanta, GA


Tracy Gregoire, Healthy Children’s Project Coordinator

Learning Disabilities Association of Maine, Windham, ME


Loreena D. Parks, Healthy Children's Project Coordinator

Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan, Lansing, MI


Martha Moriarty, Executive Director

Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota, Golden Valley, MN


Francesca Sommer, Executive Director

Learning Disabilities Association of New York State, Latham, NY


Linda Modenbach, President

Learning Disabilities Association of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK


Dr. Joy S. Sue Marsh, President

Learning Disabilities Association of Tennessee, Memphis, TN


Peter Clark, Spokesperson

Leonard Peltier Support Committee, Albuquerque, NM


Suguet Lopez, Executive Director

Lideres Campesinas, Oxnard, CA


Kimberly Wasserman, Organizing and Strategy Director

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, Chicago, IL


Becky Dennison, Co-Executive Director

Los Angeles Community Action Network, Los Angeles, CA


Richard Moore, Executive Director

Los Jardines Institute, Albuquerque, NM


Peter Crockett, Executive Director

Maine Labor Group on Health, Augusta, ME


Amy Halsted, Associate Director

Maine People's Alliance, Portland, ME


Eliza Townsend, Executive Director

Maine Women's Lobby, Augusta, ME


Isabel de Benavidez, Spokesperson

MEChA de Colorado State University, Pueblo, CO


Alejandra Olivares, Spokesperson

MEChA de Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ


Monica Contreras, Spokesperson

MEChA de University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ


Andrea Velasquez, Spokesperson

MEChA de University of California, Davis, CA


Juan Gonzalez, President

MEChA de University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


Mar Aranda Sanchez, Spokesperson

MEChA de University of Oregon, Eugene, OR


Eric Chavez, Spokesperson

MEChA de University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX


Rebecca Meuninck, Campaign Director

Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health, Ann Arbor, MI


Martha Ockenfels-Martinez, Board Member

Minnesota Organizing for Change, Minneapolis, MN


Ken Dryden and Octavia Dryden, Co-Founders

Minority Workforce Development Coalition, Bear, DE


Molly Rauch MPH, Public Health Policy and Outreach Manager

Moms Clean Air Force, Washington, DC


Terra Pascarosa Duff, Regional Manager

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA


Dorothy Felix, President

Mossville Environmental Action Now, Mossville, LA


Lauro Silva, President

Mountain View Neighborhood Association, Albuquerque, NM


Mary Vogel, Executive Director

National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, Longmeadow, MA


Dr. Anthony Fleg MD, MPH

Native Health Initiative, Albuquerque, NM


Veena Singla, PhD, Staff Scientist

Natural Resources Defense Council, San Francisco, CA


Rev. M. Dele, Founder
Nature's Friends, Victoria, VA


Kristina Scott, EdD, President

New Hampshire Learning Disabilities Association, Concord, NH


Anna Nelson, Executive Director

New Mexican Forum For Youth, Albuquerque, NM


Pillar Trujillo, Project Specialist

New Mexico Acequia Association, Santa Fe, NM


Laura Ornstein, Coordinator

New York State Sustainable Business Council, Beacon, NY


Niaz Dorry, Coordinating Director

Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, Gloucester, MA


Melanie Houston, Director of Environmental Health

Ohio Environmental Council, Columbus, OH


Jen Coleman, Health Outreach Director

Oregon Environmental Council, Portland, OR


Daniela Kunz, President and Founder

Parents For Students Safety, Franklin, TN


Maya Nye, Executive Director

People Concerned About Chemical Safety, Charleston, WV


Cheryl Johnson, Executive Director

People for Community Recovery, Chicago, IL


Margaret Reeves, Senior Scientist

Pesticide Action Network, Oakland, CA


Damon Walker, Trainer/Organizer

Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health, Philadelphia, PA


Kathy Attar, Toxics Program Manager

Physicians for Social Responsibility, Washington, DC


Martha Dina Arguello, Executive Director

Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles (PSR-LA), Los Angeles, CA


Karen A D’Andrea, Executive Director

Physicians for Social Responsibility Maine Chapter, Portland, ME


Karen Miller, President

Prevention is the Cure, Melville, NY


Eboni Cochran, Co-Coordinator

REACT (Rubbertown Emergency ACTion), Louisville, KY


Lorette Picciano, Executive Director

Rural Coalition, Washington, DC


Andy Igrejas, Director

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, Washington, DC


Jackie Young, Environmental Project Manager

San Jacinto River Coalition, Houston, TX


Barbara Miller, Director

Silver Valley Community Resource Center, Kellogg, ID


Frank Knapp Jr., President and CEO

South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Columbia, SC


Diana Lopez, Executive Director

Southwest Workers Union, San Antonio, TX


Terra Pascarosa Duff, Director

TerraScapes Environmental, Virginia Beach, VA


Robin Schneider, Executive Director

Texas Campaign for the Environment, Austin, TX


Juan Parras, Executive Director

Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services, Houston, TX


Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, MPH, Founder and Director

The Birthing Project™ USA, Albuquerque, NM


Bahati Ansari, Founder

The National Racism Free Zone Institute, Albuquerque, NM


Makani N. Themba, Executive Director

The Praxis Project, Washington, DC


Levy Schroeder, Executive Director

Toxic Free North Carolina, Raleigh, NC


Elizabeth C. Yeampierre, Executive Director

UPROSE, Brooklyn, NY


Peggy Shepard, Executive Director

WE ACT for Environmental Justice, New York, NY


Dr. Henry Clark, Executive Director

West County Toxics Coalition, Richmond, CA


Erin Switalski, Executive Director

Women's Voices for the Earth, Missoula, MT


Gail Bateson, Executive Director

Worksafe, Inc., Oakland, CA


Yolanda Whyte, MD

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