Feb 11, 2009
Urge your state Representative and Senator to sign the pledge to ban smoking in workplaces
The deadline for Michigan’s 148 Legislators to sign the pledge that they will work on the bipartisan smokefree workplace issue has passed, but there is still time to sign it before the results are made public.
Sen. Ray Basham, D-Taylor, has been pushing for enactment of the workplace smoking ban, including bars and restaurants, for the past 10 years, and he is forming a bicameral, bipartisan anti-smoking caucus. He also plans to share information with the public about who signs the pledge, as well as who does not, in an effort to hold the legislature accountable for protecting the health of Michigan workers in the bipartisan effort that has the support of the majority of Michigan residents and lawmakers.
“People have the right to know who is fighting for their well-being and who isn’t,” Basham said. “By implementing a Smokefree Air Caucus, lawmakers can transcend party lines and unite to show their commitment to making Michigan the next smokefree state in the United States.”
Urge your state Representative and Senator to sign the pledge ASAP.