December 29, 2015
FAN's current fundraising total stands at $98,428 from a total of 430 donors. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! These funds are critical for ensuring that we have the resources to take on the big battles in 2016.
While we are still short of our goal of $200,000, we have just received two very generous pledges. Once we reach $100,000, one supporter has pledged $5,000, and if we can reach $110,000, a second supporter has pledged $10,000! With these pledges, it is very possible that we can get to $120,000 today, and with another miracle or two, we may just be able to make our ambitious goal.
If you haven't already done so, please consider donating today.
You can donate online through our secure server, or you can send a check (payable to FAN) to Fluoride Action Network, 104 Walnut Street, Binghamton NY 13905.
All donations are tax-deductible because FAN is a project of the American Environmental Heath Studies Project (a 501c3 organization).
Now over to Michael for some short new FAN videos and a great new online campaign.
Paul Connett, PhD
Coordinator of FAN’s 2015 Fundraising campaign
New PSAs and Online Campaign
Today, FAN is releasing two short new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) on fluoride -- one which discusses the "neurotoxin in our water" and one that provides a short introduction to water fluoridation. Both PSAs are very brief, and are part of a new series that is designed to spark interest in the fluoride issue among younger populations (e.g., "the millenials").
The PSAs were filmed with the gracious help of Dr. Valerie Kanter and a group of young and enthusiastic supporters in the Los Angeles area. We encourage people to post these videos on Facebook and other social media pages.
In addition to providing basic information about fluoride, the PSAs link to a new online campaign that FAN has created for U.S. residents. The campaign, our first with Phone2Action, calls on both federal AND state representatives to take action to end fluoridation. The campaign, which can be accessed online, allows you to email, tweet, and facebook message your elected representatives with several simple clicks of the button.
The point of the campaign is to make it clear to elected officials that mass fluoridation with a neurotoxic, endocrine-disrupting chemical is not an acceptable policy option in the 21st century, and that this is an issue that voters expect action on. The campaign is not calling for any specific action at this point, but that will come. For now, the campaign -- in conjunction with the PSAs -- seeks to increase the visibility of the fluoride issue in both the political and social media spheres.
We will be releasing additional PSAs in this series over the coming days/weeks, so please stay tuned!