It’s been about a year since we updated this website and two years since a small group of concerned Houstonians formed the group! In that time we garnered some media attention, gained the support of two city council members, and spread awareness to countless others!
In the past months we have met a few times to discuss where we wanted to take Fluoride Free Houston and what the best strategies were for removing fluoride from Houston’s water. From our past research we know that Houston signed a $5 million dollar/ 5 year contract with Mosaic Co. for the purchase of Hydrofluorosilic acid aka Fluoride. We also know that Houston Mayor Annise Parker has not been friendly to our cause in the past. Despite her awards for being an environmentally friendly, green Mayor, she has so far rebuffed our efforts. The Mayor has stated that as long as the CDC makes a recommendation for Fluoride she will not stand against it.
In the end, however, that may not matter.
Now that we are looking at just over a year left on the city’s contract we have decided to pick up our efforts once more and begin meeting with Council members and attending City Council. Currently we still have the support of one council member – Jack Christie. Our former supporter, Helena Brown, is no longer in office. All we need to do to either have the water fluoridation resolution repealed – or to stop the city from resigning with Mosaic – is 9 votes. We have one so far and we believe several others will be supportive.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We are preparing to return to City Council on Tuesday September 30th for the public speaking session at council. To speak you must call by 1 pm on the 30th and reserve a speaking slot for one minute. We are planning on meeting with council members beginning September 22nd. That week we will also set up a planning meeting for our group to practice speaking in front of council and getting our talking points right so we can educate the council as much as possible.
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO:
– Attend our planning meeting next week! Watch our facebook page for updates!
– Come to City Council downtown at City Hall at 2 pm on Tuesday September 30th
– Share our FB Page and tell your family and friends!