Lee Johnson in Hawaii

 
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For two weeks, Lee Johnson was meeting with community members and policymakers across the islands of Hawaii to share his experience getting cancer from the glyphosate he was spraying as a groundkeeper in the Bay Area. He spoke with the Hawaii Island County Council and Agency heads, as well as a group of county legislators and department representatives on Maui. Finally, he spoke at a Board of Education meeting that included BOE Chairwoman Catherine Payne and Superintendent Christina Kishimoto.

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Nearly 60 people attended including parents, teachers and activists. The meeting led Superintendent Kishimoto, after hearing that Roundup was being used on some campuses, to send a memo the next day to all principals stressing that herb­icides are banned at Hawaii public schoolsShe also called for the immediate removal of any herbicides stored at schools. This was a huge win for our Herbicide Free campaign!

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Anna Schuliger