Together we can make change

Mindi Messmer
Jun 7 · 2 min read
Me and Rep. Nancy Murphy, Merrimack (sponsor of HB737)

In less than 48 hours 256 emails were sent to the Senators about the poison pill amendment Jeb Bradley tried this morning that would have stopped the PFAS rulemaking in NH. His amendment failed. His amendment would have halted the state’s process for determing the safe levels of PFAS in our drinking water for at least two years. The underlying Merrimack commission bill, HB737, passed on a unanimous voice vote. The people of Merrimack are closer to having a seat at the table in the face of the biggest environmental crisis in the history of NH caused by industrial PFAS air emissions from Saint Gobain Performance Plastics.

We owe thanks to people like Senator Dan Feltes and Senator Tom Sherman for taking a stand to protect our water and public health.

A few other things in case you missed them:

EPA listened to us last night at a meeting in Greenland about the Coakley Dump. We hope they heard us. Memorable quote from the story in the paper today about the meeting: “Attorney Paul Twomey was one of several speakers who referenced a CLG decision to spend part of the $5.25 million it received from the Department of Defense, which was earmarked to remediate contamination at the landfill, to settle a lawsuit instead. CLG “misappropriated federal funds [they have] absolutely no interest…informing people what the real risks are..I’m a criminal defense attorney … I would have advised them to hire a criminal defense attorney for misappropriation.” Click here to read the full story.

We are so powerful when we raise our voices and let our elected officials know what we want and that we are watching. Sitting in the Senate this morning was really tense but today’s events were an immense relief. Since thanking everyone for making those calls and sending those emails I have received so many wishes of gratitude and thanks. Thank you all so much.

Let’s take a breath, enjoy the victory of the day, regroup and get ready again. It takes all of us — working together to overcome the barriers, despair, anger, and losses. We can also together share our small victories along the way.

I will always work as hard and strategically as I can for all of us. I really appreciate your support and thank everyone for doing what they can.

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Mindi Messmer

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An environmental and public health scientist, elected to the NH House in November 2016 . Former Congressional Candidate #NH01.

Less Cancer Journal

A collaborative cancer prevention platform reporting on lifestyle, health, education, policy and community based efforts in cancer prevention cancer. The Less Cancer Journal is brought to you by Next Generation Choices Foundation, 501c3 more widely known as "Less Cancer".