I have been requested to ask you all to sign a petition, Please read below and if you can possibly help then do so. You can also sign here without leaving an address or location.
My name is Susan Vento, and I am writing to you about a cause that is very close to my heart. On October 10th 2000 my husband, Bruce Vento, passed away. He was serving as a congressman for the state of Minnesota when he was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, a very rare cancer that is caused by asbestos exposure and kills 90-95% of its victims.
Recently, asbestos companies have been using their political influence to introduce a new bill. It is called the “Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act” (FACT Act), and it will delay, and in some cases, deny justice and badly needed compensation to people suffering from asbestos-related diseases. You can find more information on the bill here.
Because of your influence and experience in the online cancer community, I am reaching out to you to ask for your help. I am a spokesperson for the Asbestos Cancer Victims’ Rights Campaign (http://cancervictimsrights.org). The ACVRC is a national campaign dedicated to protecting the rights of cancer victims and their families. I hope that you will join our fight to defeat this unfair legislation. Here are a couple simple steps you can take to make a difference:
1. Sign the petition to stop legislation that threatens cancer victims!
Go to http://cancervictimsrights.org/take-action/sign-the-petition// and follow the instructions to sign the petition at the bottom of the page.
2. Spread the word!
Share your thoughts on our cause and the protection of cancer victims’ rights with your blog audience. Place a link to our petition on your blog to allow your readers to sign and showcase their public support – every signature matters!
Thank you in advance for your time. Individuals and families affected by cancer already have enough on their plate. With your help, the ACVRC is committed to fighting legislation that further burdens them. Together we can make a huge impact!
Lets hope we can all make a difference, our voices don't get lost anymore as you know Linda from ADAO has done a good job in making congress stand up and listen.
We say we need change and it does take a long time but unless we, the victims and our families, take up the battle then nothing changes.
Thank you on behalf of Susan.