MICAGO is an acronym for the MCS International Coalition of Allied Groups and Organizations, an initiative for unity in the pursuit of a world free of harmful chemicals led by Gordon D. McHendry, founder and campaign coordinator for MCS International.


The MICAGO Initiative was initially launched by founding members in February of 2006.  MCS America was founded in June of 2006 and has been a member of MICAGO since its inception.  MICAGO is now up and running strong with seventeen member organizations.


MICAGO members stand unified on the MICAGO Declaration.


McHendry states that MICAGO “is for those who want to be counted in a stand-up public display of unity and support for the MICAGO Declaration's clear demand for the honoring of basic human rights regarding the reckless proliferation of toxic, synthetic chemicals in the world today, and their inevitable destructive impact on human, animal and environmental health."


The beauty of MICAGO is the respect members have for differences of opinion.  There are no binding commitments and members may opt in or out of individual initiatives.  So while members may resonate with and support one initiative, they are not required to be involved in initiatives for which they have dissimilar goals.


McHendry asserts, “The MICAGO Declaration, and the coalition that are forming a new oasis of unity and positivity around it, offers a golden and much needed opportunity for - and a viable means of - transcending that hostile and cause-defeating desert of seemingly never ending disputes that all to often plague substantial sections within the international community of the chemically injured (by whatever name).”


He goes on to state, “The chemically injured EVERYWHERE (for the problem is an international one) are hereby invited to make of this unique, win-win offer - of "a new oasis of unity" - a place where ALL personal and "Cause" related issues can (be) left, even if only for a while, at this new community door on the way in.  They are invited to make of it a place were it truly can be said that "Here, in this place at least, I voluntarily suspend ALL my "issues" in the service of a much greater good; Unity of common cause!  That here at least there shall be no dragons.”


No “dragons” indeed.  It takes organizations with great professional respect for one another to participate in this outstanding coalition.  MCS America is proud to be a member of MICAGO.


Organizations interested in joining MICAGO may obtain more information at: 

http://mcs-international.org/, by clicking on the MICAGO link in the navigation bar at the top or bottom of the page.

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