Posted on February 6, 2015
ADAO needs your HELP today!
Please call your U.S. House Representatives today, Monday, and Tuesday urging them to vote NO on “Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act” (H.R. 526).
Why? Because the FACT Act is designed to make it even more difficult for asbestos victims to receive justice in court and hold asbestos corporations responsible for the harm their products have caused. Adding insult to injury, it would also violate asbestos victims’ privacy by releasing sensitive information on a public website.
Since 2004, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) has been an outspoken opponent of the so-called FAIR and FACT Acts. As we know all too well, asbestos is still legal and lethal in the U.S and more than 10,000 Americans die each year from preventable asbestos-caused diseases. That’s a fact. But that number does not include the families and children left behind with no means of financial support.
Take action by following these steps today to ask your Representative to vote NO on H.R. 526! MAKE ALL CALLS BY TUESDAY, FEB 10th BEFORE 6PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST).
- Click here to find your Representative’s office phone numbers. It’s easy – just type your home zip code into the box up on the right.
- Call your Representation using the script below:
My name is XX and I live in your district.
I’m calling to ask that Representative XX vote NO on H.R. 526 which will delay and deny justice to the asbestos victims and their families and jeopardize our privacy.
Congress should focus on passing legislation to ban asbestos – not a bill designed to protect corporations that deliberately put workers and consumers in danger.
January 28, 2015: ADAO Letter of Opposition to the FACT Act
Posted on November 12, 2013: ADAO Brings the “Voice of the Victims” to the House Staff Briefing in Opposition of the FACT Act
Posted on May 21, 2014: ACTION ALERT — Stop the FACT Act! URGE Your U.S. Senators to Oppose S. 2319!
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