Jennifer Beals in Washington this week

 
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Jennifer was a special speaker at this year’s Truth and Justice Summit hosted by Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) on April 17th in Washington DC

The 2013 Summit on Military Sexual Violence  drives the reform of Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs policies and provide opportunities to educate members of Congress.

Jennifer  talked about ending sexual assault in the military and changing  Veterans Affairs practices to better support survivors of military sexual trauma. She also spoke about her research for her role as Major Stone in the WIGS series Lauren

Jennifer encouraged military sexual assault survivors to share their stories, not take any bullshit on Capitol Hill, “to  be courageous is to tell your life story with your whole heart, love is the shield, truth is the sword”

Pictures for this event in our gallery

Full speech:

Jennifer also  lobbied lawmakers to pass the Safe Chemicals Act.  She met this week with leaders on Capitol Hill to press for legislation that would make chemicals used in common household items like cleaners and children’s products safer. She said: ‘We look to our government to provide our basic rights of clean air and water and yet right in front of us, in things we may be exposed to everyday, like our couches, cleaning fluids, toys, makeup or synthetic playing fields lie toxic chemicals that have for the most part gone untested in their effect on human health’

Jennifer said: ‘We look to our government to provide our basic rights of clean air and water and yet right in front of us, in things we may be exposed to everyday, like our couches, cleaning fluids, toys, makeup or synthetic playing fields lie toxic chemicals that have for the most part gone untested in their effect on human health’

Jennifer is part of a coalition of 450 health, environment and business groups called Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. The coalition is pushing for passage of the Safe Chemicals Act, a bill that would increase the safety of chemicals used in everyday products.

Jennifer spent a couple of days with Safer Chemicals staff, read their interview here 

And this is a radio interview about Safer Chemicals with Dr Will Aguila http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3mBAIu6smE

Jennifer Beals and safer chemicals

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