Please also take a moment to call these decisionmakers — one phone call can have more impact than dozens of emails or letters. Use the sample script below to make a few quick phone calls today:
(1) CA Office of the Governor
Governor Jerry Brown (916) 445-2841
(2) CA Department of Consumer Affairs
Director Denise Brown (800) 952-5210
(3) CA Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation
Chief Tonya Blood (916) 999-2041
“Hi, my name is ___________ and I live in ________. I’m calling to ask that you protect Californians from needless exposure to toxic chemicals marketed as flame retardants. These chemicals in our furniture and baby products are linked to lower IQ, cancer, infertility, and endocrine disruption, and other serious health effects.
I urge you to update TB 117 — improve California’s approach to fire safety by immediately adopting a more effective smolder standard for fabric modeled on the standard developed by the Consumer Products Safety Commission.”
Contact Ana Mascareñas at (213) 689-9170, firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to learn more and get involved.