Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2016 - Sign the petition to make it a law!
Across the US, predominantly Black and low-income communities are at dire risk of severe health problems caused by lead poisoning. Despite this, Congress has been hesitant to act and pass legislation that would protect families and children who are at risk of lead exposure in public housing. Without Congressional action, the efforts of the Department of Housing and Urban Development to adopt stronger standards that shield families from lead poisoning will be undermined. TheLead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2016 is courageous policy that will bridge the gaps in lead poisoning prevention efforts. But before it can be effective, Congress needs to act.
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Laws are essential to effect change for any cause that could improve the quality of life for others.
Many were outraged over the Flint Water Crisis. Hundreds of children are at-risk and in danger of developmental delays caused by lead poisoning due to tainted tap water. Delays can have a negative impact on their social, emotional, and educational development and progress.
Make a difference by signing the petition to pass the Lead-Safe bill!
Tell Congress to pass the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2016. Follow the link to learn more about the law and to sign the petition. Link Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act