Take Justice Back -National Asbestos Awareness Week
By: chris.placitella @ Apr 03, 2013
In honor of National Asbestos Awareness Week, help protect asbestos victims’ rights by urging Congress to oppose legislation that threatens to delay and deny justice until asbestos victims die. Your action will make a difference!
The asbestos-disease epidemic is one of the longest-running public health epidemics. Asbestos is still legal in the United States and kills at least 10,000 Americans every year. It is estimated that asbestos will have killed 432,465 Americans by 2029. Asbestos was known to be deadly by 1900. Asbestos corporate executives callously covered up this fact. Millions have been exposed and are at risk.
Act Now! Justice for asbestos victims is under attack by legislation being rushed through Congress that would help asbestos corporations evade accountability. H.R. 982, the “Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013,” grants a corporate handout to an industry that knowingly exposed millions of Americans to this deadly product and covered up the dangers for profit.
Tell your Representative today to oppose H.R. 982. Any time spent on this bill is a waste of Congressional (and taxpayer) resources, and the ultimate insult to families whose loved ones have died or are dying from asbestos-related diseases.
Congress should focus on keeping Americans safe from dangerous products like asbestos and not protecting corporations that knowingly place workers and consumers in danger. Contact Your Representative Today!
The Take Justice Back Campaign Staff
(Formerly, People Over Profits)