Posted on July 27, 2014
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was honored to be invited to speak at the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus 2014 Leadership Summit of the on July 25, 2014 in Baltimore, MD. Speakers’ topics included political activism and leadership in the justice system and non-profit sectors. I was asked to present on the topic: “Turning Tragedy into Advocacy: One Woman’s Fight to Ban Asbestos.” I was thrilled to bring our story to such an influential and supportive group of women. Although they chose the subtitle “One Woman’s Fight,” I know that ADAO is far more than that and, in my remarks, I emphasized that it is all of your stories, not just mine, that make our organization strong. On July 17, at our “Asbestos: The Impact on Public Health and the Environment” Senate Staff Briefing – we shared more than 70 asbestos victims’ stories with staffers – to show them the human cost of inaction. It is through our stories that we will change policy and ultimately ban asbestos. Many of you were mentioned in my PowerPoint below.
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