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Announcement :: Organizing
11th Hour Action to Protect Us from BU'S Bioweapons Lab!
by Jamadagni das
Email: visnusdream (nospam) hotamail.com
07 Jun 2005
Modified: 01:40:17 AM
Protect Us From BU's BioWeapons Lab!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Please sign this petition:
Call your State Representative and your State Senator; you can find out who they are here:
Tell them that you are very concerned about BU's proposed Bioweapons Lab and that you are counting on them to protect your safety! Let them know that you support Gloria Fox's Bill: "An Act to Protect the Public Health and Environment from Toxic Biological Agents" HD# 4249
Also, Please Call:
* The Speaker of the House: Salvatore F. DiMasi (617) 722-2500
* The President of the Senate: Robert E. Travaglini (617) 722-1500
* The Co-chairs of the Committee on Environment:
Pam Resor (617) 722-1120
Frank Smizik (617) 722-2210
COME TO THE PUBLIC HEARING: THURSDAY, JUNE 9TH 1:00 PM, GARDNER AUDITORIUM, STATE HOUSE
Please Forward this to everyone you know!
As most of you know by now, Boston University is planning to build a dangerous BSL4 Bioweapons Lab in the heart of Boston's Roxbury/South End Neighborhood. Research will be done on biological agents, such as Ebola or Hemorrhagic Fever, which have no known cures, and others which could be weaponized such as Anthrax, Plague or Tularemia.
Believe it or not, there are NO federal or state regulations for BSL4 laboratories!
The federal government has only self-enforcing guidelines that have been proven unsuccessful. Massachusetts has standards for other inherently dangerous facilities, such as nuclear plants, landfills, power plants and even restaurants, but for a laboratory which will be working with the most dangerous pathogens known to humanity - nothing! This December, Rep. Gloria Fox, together with several co-sponsors from both the House and Senate submitted legislation to regulate and require community oversight for all high containment bioresearch labs.
This groundbreaking bill, "An Act to Protect the Public Health and Environment from Toxic Biological Agents" HB#1379/4249,now has over 30 co-sponsors. Many health, community, environmental, labor, peace and justice, and religious groups have endorsed the bill. But there is also opposition from politicians allied with Boston University. We are now at a critical point.
The bill will be heard before the committee on Environment on June 9th, and we need you to let your representatives know that this bill is important to you.
For detailed information about this Bill Go to the United for Justice with Peace Website.
Call Boston Mobilization for help, info, encouragement, enthusiasm or anthing else you might need to get you to the State House on Thursday!
The hearing on the Biolab legislation is this Thursday!
WE CAN WIN THIS BATTLE IF EVERYONE WHO READS THIS WILL HELP!
Please take the following actions detailed on the sidebar.
1. Make the six phone calls to your elected officials
2. Sign the petition online:
3. Forward this article to everyone you know in the state of Massachusetts
4. Come to the hearing
TURSDAY JUNE 9th
GARDNER AUDITORIUM, THE STATE HOUSE
Please make the phone calls and sign the petition.
If you can, please come and bring your friends to the hearing on June 9th (Let us know and we will help with arrangements)
Together we can make a difference!
eve.lyman (at) bostonmobilization.org
For more info about the campaign you can call Boston Mobilization at 617-782-2313
This work is in the public domain
Re: 11th Hour Action to Protect Us from BU'S Bioweapons Lab!
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07 Jun 2005
see you there