WASHINGTON - May 4 - THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2004, at 10:15 am, Alex Gould, the voice behind Nemo from the blockbuster hit, "Finding Nemo," and his mother will join other moms, toddlers, clean air and public health advocates as they ring in Mother's Day at a rally adjacent to the White House. These groups will urge the Bush administration to protect the health of women and young children by cleaning up toxic mercury pollution from power plants.
Mercury is a potent neurotoxin. When passed from pregnant women to their babies, it can cause learning disabilities, memory problems and developmental delays.
WHO: Alex Gould - voice of Nemo from "Finding Nemo"
Valerie Gould - mother of Alex Gould
Lois Gibbs - Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Jane Browning - Learning Disabilities Association
Robyn Gilden, RN - University of Maryland
Phil Mendelson - DC City Council
Debbie Boger - Sierra Club
Anna Aurilio - U.S. PIRG
Angela Ledford - Clear the Air (moderator)
WHAT: Rally led by mothers, babies and parents urging the Bush administration and EPA to protect women and children from mercury pollution
WHEN: Thursday, May 6, 2004 10:15 am
WHERE: Lafayette Park (near the White House); H Street, NW (between Conn. And Vermont Avenues)
VISUALS WILL BE PROVIDED (20-50 mothers with babies and toddlers in strollers; 10' x 36' banner; colorful signs)