Guess who is coming to Madison to help Wisconsin pass a statewide clean-indoor air act?
“Smoking is the leading avoidable cause of cancer,” said Lance Armstrong, Founder and Chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. “That’s why the Breathe Free Wisconsin Act is so important to the people of this great state. I urge Wisconsin legislators to support the health of their voters and pass this life-saving bill.”
While a majority of Wisconsin citizens support the Breathe Free Wisconsin Act, and Governor Doyle has been a strong supporter, the legislature has yet to send him a bill to sign.
On the Assembly side, a committee hearing tomorrow should be enough to send the bill to the floor for a vote. However, even though the Senate Committee approved the bill, and there are enough votes to pass it, the Senate bill is being held hostage by Majority Leader Russ Decker, D-Weston.
Decker will not allow the bill to go to the floor for a vote unless it is changed to allow unacceptable compromises that would roll back local smoke-free ordinances.
It is time to send a clear message to our legislators. We want the Breathe Free Wisconsin Act passed before they end this session.
Please join me, and Lance, at the
Citizens for Smoke Free Air Rally
Tuesday, March 4th
10:30 - 12:00 Registration, Training & Box Lunch Pick up
12:00pm-1:00 Rally at the Monona Terrace, One John Nolan Drive, Madison
1:00 - 3:00 Legislative Office Visits
Need a lift? Free buses will depart from: LaCrosse, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Wausau & Milwaukee
To RSVP for the event and to reserve your free lunch, contact
Martha at (262) 523-5527 / e-mail Martha.Baxter@cancer.org
or register on the web at www.itstimewisconsin.org
I hope to see you there!