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26 June 2016

National PTA Executive Director Removes Safe Technology Advocacy Organization From PTA Convention

(Choice of image by Editor of "Towards Better Health")
This is worse than our experiences in Geneva where an association of pediatricians does not reply to our letters regarding the risks of children using wireless technology, where there seems to be a collusion among members of the medical profession to avoid this issue altogether.

National PTA Executive Director Removes Safe Technology Advocacy Organization From PTA Convention

Safe Tech for Schools Maryland. 25 June 2016

The National PTA has banned an Oregon based health non- profit Wireless Education Action from exhibiting at the 2016 Annual National PTA Convention.

National PTA Executive Director Nathan Monell wrote that:

“The National PTA hereby revokes Wireless Education Action as an exhibitor at the Convention. Neither the Wireless Education Action nor any of its members, representatives, and, or agents, including yourself, shall be allowed to exhibit, attend, or in any other way participate in the convention.”
Click here to read the June 20 2016 letter.

Without a vote from the voting body of the National PTA, the Executive Director issued a statement that- advocacy to protect children from the health risks of wireless radiation is not in accordance with the Mission of the National PTA.

In his June 20th letter, Monell also states that:

"The National PTA has determined that Wireless Education Action's positions that wireless classrooms are a danger to children, that the government is covering it up, that schools are microwave radiating children without real safety standards, and that wireless systems should be banned from schools and other locations where children are exposed to them, are not consistent with National PTA's mission, position statements, resolutions or policies."

Monell cited the “National PTA’s Rules and Regulations” which state that “any organization whose products, services or materials are not consistent with the national PTA's mission, position statements, resolutions or policies will not be permitted to exhibit” as the reason for banning WEA from exhibiting.

As far as we know, the PTA voting body never voted on this issue, nor has the voting body ever been presented with the issue.

In fact, the National PTA Bylaws state that the PTA’s purpose is “To advocate for laws that further the education, physical and mental health, welfare, and safety of children and youth”

Why no vote on this issue?
Were Bylaws bypassed by issuing such a statement with no vote and no discussion?

The June 20, 2016 Position Statement is in contradiction to prior National PTA resolutions.

The National PTA’s 2007 Resolution on Internet and Wireless Communication” resolves to “promote responsible and ethical use of the Internet and wireless and other electronic resources” and “to inform and educate students, parents, educators, and communities on the dangers associated with the Internet and wireless” and states:

“That National PTA and its constituent organizations will work to advocate for appropriate laws, policies, and regulations to ensure the safety of children and youth when using the Internet and wireless and other electronic communications.” Read it here.

Other exhibitors at the PTA Convention include AT and T, Microsoft, Lifelock "powered by Verizon” and Chuck E. Cheese's

Are their positions in accordance with the National PTA’s mission?

Both AT&T and Microsoft companies warn their shareholders about litigation from long term exposure to electromagnetic fields. AT&T states in its 10K Report:
“As we deploy newer technologies, especially in the wireless area, we also face current and potential litigation relating to alleged adverse health effects on customers or employees…” Read it here.

Verizon warns it’s shareholders in its 10 K Annual Report that:
“...our wireless business also faces personal injury and consumer class action lawsuits relating to alleged health effects of wireless phones or radio frequency transmitters...We may incur significant expenses in defending these lawsuits. In addition, we may be required to pay significant awards or settlements.” Read it here.

Chuck E Cheese's total revenues for the first fiscal quarter of 2016 increased 3.3%, or $8.8 million, over the prior year to $274.3 million. Read it here. Note: The PTA Bylaws state that,”The association shall be noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan.” Then why is the PTA promoting Lifelock and other commercial ventures? 

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