By working our partners in the newly formed Environmental Priorities Coalition, WEC helped lead a legislative campaign established a law to reduce the presence of mercury in products found in schools, hospitals, and homes. Mercury, a potent neurotoxin, harms human health and wildlife even at low levels. This success demonstrated the power of a united call for improving environmental conditions by statewide groups, and made Washington one of only 13 states to enact such legislation in 2003.