Fight Against Asbestos Exposure for Veterans
We recently got an important message from a woman leading the charge against asbestos exposure, particularly for those in the military.
It came from Susan Vento, the wife of the late Bruce Vento, who 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.
In honor of him and the thousands of others affected, she became the spokesperson for the Asbestos Cancer Victims’ Rights Campaign (ACVRC), a national campaign dedicated to protecting the rights of cancer victims and their families. The website is: www.cancervictimsrights.org
Here’s how she described her mission: “I am attempting to raise awareness amongst veterans groups to the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act. This bill is a huge threat to those exposed to asbestos (1/3 of which are military veterans) and was recently passed in a subcommittee to soon be heard in the House of Representatives.”
Susan wants help in opposing this bill. Here’s what she’s asking you to do:
--- Sign a petition. Go to www.CancerVictimsRights.org/take-action/sign-the-petition/ and follow the instructions to sign the petition at the bottom of the page. Distribute the link through your email list-serve, social media, and blog and encourage members to sign.
Let’s all help spread the word about this cause.
Richard VanHouten is founder and CEO of Veterans Support Organization.