Go to your local city council meeting – and bring a couple of friends. Tell the council what’s on your mind about the water fluoridation issue. Print out one of these presentation scripts or write up your own.
In some cities you can show up unannounced and add yourself to the public comment section of their agenda. In other places there may be hoops to jump through to be able to speak at city council meetings. Calling ahead to the city headquarters and finding out their protocol might save you a trip.
They’ll give you a time limit of about 2-3 minutes to speak – but that’s okay. Just tell them a little bit of your fluoride concerns – this week. You can’t say all that much in only a few minutes so you’ll need to pare it down A LOT.
Go back next week. Don’t be surprised when several PRO-fluoridationists magically show up to make public comments supporting the life changing wonders of fluoride. It’s all part of raising public awareness. The PRO-fluoride folks have tons of money to influence public opinion – and that’s what they’re good at. Now is your opportunity to demand to have equal time.
In this section you’ll find some examples of city council presentations filmed both at the actual council meeting and in more convenient locations. You’ll also find the written presentation below each video which you can use or write your own thoughts on water fluoridation.
Personally, I like to give the council members copies of my “letter”. The hope is that they’ll read it over later and give more consideration to my concerns.