SafeG Alliance: Focused on a Safer Future
SafeG Alliance represents a growing group of individuals and organizations who seek a better, safer future than the harmful 5G wireless system can offer. SafeG Alliance is currently developing programs to provide support to those opposing 5G wireless at whatever level they are working, local, state, national, and even global. The Alliance is a program of Citizens for Health Education Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization focused on enabling consumer choice in matters of health and well-being.
Citizens for Health (CFH) has a distinguished 27-year history of standing up for consumer choice. The organization was instrumental in the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act. The act kept supplements that many people rely on to restore and maintain their health on store shelves after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration threatened to ban most of them.
CFH helped to organize a successful campaign to push back when the U.S. Department of Agriculture moved to allow the use of genetically modified seeds, sewage sludge and irradiation in the official standards for organic food.
CFH also successfully opposed an attempt by the producers of high-fructose corn syrup to rename their product “corn sugar” after consumers were made aware of the negative effects of corn syrup.
Today, CFH’s 60,000 members remain vigilant to new health threats and opportunities in an effort to extend choice and protect people from hidden dangers.
A Note on SafeG® Style and Trademarks
Since SafeG is a trademark, whenever it appears in text, we treat it as a proper noun and capitalize the first letter. Of course, we capitalize the last letter as well so that people will know to pronounce it as the letter “G.” When using either SafeG or the SafeG logo which are both trademarks, please add the following notice somewhere on your site or publication:
SafeG and the SafeG logo are registered trademarks of Citizens for Health Education Foundation.
In the alternative, you may use the trademark symbol, for example, SafeG®, when referring to it in text. When you use the SafeG logo, the trademark symbol is included in any design taken from our “I Support SafeG” materials page.
Our core team consists of the following people:
Kate Kheel — Program Advisor
Kate Kheel is a mother, grandmother, musician, and now advocate for safe internet and communications technology. She is the founder and director of Maryland Smart Meter Awareness, an organization that successfully spearheaded the drive to procure an opt-out from wireless smart meters in the state.
Kheel’s formal training is in music—piano and choral conducting—and she continues to teach and play piano when not engaged in advocacy. With 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) looming on the horizon, Kheel has dedicated herself to informing the public and policymakers about the harms of 5G and the IoT—and encouraging them to insist on better options that provide safe, fast, high-capacity, cyber-secure internet and telecommunications technology for all.
James S. Turner — Legal and Policy Advisor
James S. Turner is a principal in the Washington, DC firm of Swankin & Turner. He represents businesses as well as individuals and consumer groups in a wide variety of regulatory matters concerning food, drugs, health, environment and product safety.
He has appeared before every major consumer regulatory agency including the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Consumer Product Safety Commission and Federal Trade Commission. He has also advocated for his clients with the Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health.
Turner served as special counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Food, Nutrition, and Health and to the Senate Government Operations Subcommittee on Government Research. He has also been a policy consultant to major corporations in the food, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries including such companies as Kraft Foods, The Quaker Oats Company, Hoffmann-LaRoche and AT&T. Turner was the lead attorney on a successful petition to the FDA to reclassify acupuncture needles from Class III to Class II medical devices, permitting their legal importation and distribution. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Law.
Kurt Cobb — Program Director/Communications Strategist
Kurt Cobb is a Washington, D.C.-based communications strategist and freelance writer who writes frequently about energy and environment. His work has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Common Dreams, Le Monde Diplomatique, Oilprice.com, OilVoice, TalkMarkets, Investing.com, Business Insider and many other venues. He is the author of an oil-themed novel entitled Prelude and has a widely followed blog called Resource Insights. He is currently a fellow of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions.
Cobb has long provided writing and consulting services to a wide variety of corporate, nonprofit, governmental and political clients. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, an advertising executive, and a communications consultant to political campaigns. Just after college he worked for Washington syndicated columnist Jack Anderson writing radio scripts. During his time with Anderson, Cobb also wrote two national newspaper columns under Anderson’s byline. Cobb is a graduate of Stanford University.
Our current focus is on spreading the SafeG idea far and wide in order to create a focal point that can unite those opposing 5G worldwide. Doing that will take time and resources. But we believe it will greatly aid us in our goals if we have a name for and a clear description of what we want instead of 5G.
We are developing several programs and will debut them in the coming months. Some of those programs are:
- Media Relations Training — We are planning to create a media relations handbook tailored specifically to internet and telecommunications services issues. We plan to hold web-based training sessions for activists seeking help on how to deal with reporters, editors, and television and radio producers.
- Citizen Advocacy with Elected Officials — We expect to create a manual for citizen lobbying of elected officials on the issue of 5G and the alternative of SafeG. We would hold web-based training sessions for this as well.
- Wireless Radiation Awareness — We believe that empowering individuals in communities to measure wireless radiation levels at various places, both public and private, and then share the results with fellow residents could have a powerful effect on public perception of the dangers of wireless radiation.
- Litigation — We expect to participate in cases challenging Federal Communication Commission orders concerning 5G and other matters where we can bring the consumer point of view to bear in a way that would help win the case.