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For years now, we've been working to get dangerous chemicals out of children's products. Now our voices are being heard -- and things are heating up in Washington, DC!

In case you've been a little busy with juggling work, laundry, and a hectic schedule this week, here is the scoop:

*Following the momentum we built passing state laws in Maryland, Connecticut, Washington, Minnesota and Wisconsin; a federal bill banning BPA has emerged with a real chance in the U.S. Senate.

*After more than a year of organizing from moms and allies, the Safe Chemicals Act has finally been introduced. This bill would completely overhaul the way we regulate toxic chemicals in this country - requiring chemicals to be proven safe before they go on the market.

MomsRising is ramping up our work on these two *HOT* federal bills that have the potential to keep our kids safe from toxic chemicals. But to do this, we need your help raising $10,000 in the next ten days.

Will you chip in $10 or more TODAY to help us protect kids from toxic chemicals?

What's the plan?

Last week, people across America sent tens of thousands of messages to Congress urging them to support these important bills and protect kids from toxic chemicals. With your contribution, we will be able to build on this momentum by generating a groundswell of citizen action--through emails, phone calls, petitions, in-person visits, and more -- calling on Congress to stand up for families, not chemical industry lobbyists, and get this reform done now. And we'll make sure Congress can't ignore us by organizing volunteers in key states to don their MomsRising supermom t-shirts and personally deliver these petitions to their members of Congress.

We need to raise a total of $10,000 in the next ten days to counter a massive campaign from well-funded industry lobbyists who are ramping up their opposition to this important change.

Congress needs to hear that we can't wait any longer. We need safer chemicals and safer products now. It's time to get it done, and we can't do it without you. This campaign to protect kids from toxic chemicals will take enormous resources, and we can't keep up the fight without your continued support. Now is the time to give it all we've got. We are so close to finally passing real toxics reform, and we may not have another chance like this in our lifetimes. Please donate now and join us to fight for our children's future.

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