Right now thanks to the generosity of our supporters we are some 5 days ahead of where we were last year in our annual fundraiser. Our current totals stand at $21,656 from 121 donors. I sense with our TSCA petition to the EPA in the works- with possible legal action to follow – there is a greater sense of optimism than ever before about finishing off this outdated and reckless practice in the not-to-distant future.
We will run out of our doubling challenge at $22,000 and we are looking for another super-angel to continue the doubling. Is there someone in the wings waiting to renew this every effective technique? Most people like to see their $ go twice as far.
Yesterday, saw our 100th donation, which triggered a $1000 challenge grant from one of our super-angels with more donations to come with each successive 100 donors (200, 300 etc).
It also produced our first winner of a free copy of the book The Case Against Fluoride. The winner is Judy Schriebman from San Rafael, California. I have just spoken with Judy on the phone and she was delighted. She said, “It has just converted a crappy day into a happy day!” Thank you Judy and thanks to all of you who have donated to this cause to date.
To make a tax-deductible donation to the Fluoride Action Network, a project of the American Environmental Health Studies Project, you can either:
- Donate online using our secure server. If you should experience difficulty in donating at our secure server, please call Network For Good at 1-888-284-7978 and press option 3 to make your donation over the phone.
- Or by check – please make checks payable to Fluoride Action Network and send to: FAN, c/o Connett, 104 Walnut Street, Binghamton NY 13905
HOW WE KNOW WE ARE WINNING THE DEBATE ON FLUORIDATION
Yesterday, we provided the details and links to several debates on fluoridation in which our colleagues have participated (including, Bill Osmunson, Paul Connett, Michael Connett, Kellie Barnes, Rick North, Griffin Cole and Merilyn Haines).
We have known for many years that the leaders of the ADA and other pro-fluoridation organizations have told their members not to debate us. They claim that the reason for this is the fear that it will give us credibility. The real reason, of course, is that they don’t have the science on their side. Thus the fact that they have now agreed to debate several times over the last few years is suggestive that they sense they are losing ground, especially on the internet. But their gamble of taking us on in public is not working. We are winning those debates and in some cases quite easily.
How do we know that we have been winning? Simple. While we have the videos prominently on our websites and have circulated links to them in our FAN bulletins, the pros are not promoting them at all. In the same way they deal with studies that find harm, they simply ignore them!
The promoters are right about one thing. We are gaining credibility, but not because they have deigned to be on the same platform as us, but because we have mobilized a massive amount of credible science to support our arguments, with Michael’s treatise on fluoride’s neurotoxicity being a splendid centerpiece.
** Please sign-on to, and continue to share FAN’s Citizen’s Petition to the EPA on fluoride’s harm to brain development. We need as many signers as possible within the next 60-days before we submit these endorsements to the EPA to show that the public expects action. Right now we have 786 signers. Please help us double these numbers by midnight tonight! **
Paul Connett, PhD
member of FAN’s fundraising team for 2016