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Victim's Organizations Form Asbestos Victims Coalition in Opposition to Asbestos Trust Fund Legislation

Organizations Opposed to Specter-Leahy Trust Fund Legislation; Coalition to Highlight Realities of National Asbestos Trust Fund on Victims and Victim's Families

Washington, DC --- June 27, 2005 --- The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) today announced the formation of the Asbestos Victims Coalition, comprised of consumer groups, victims organizations and specialists working together to ensure that the voice of asbestos victims is fairly represented. Specifically, the Coalition is working to raise awareness about the inequities in the asbestos trust fund legislation proposed by Senators Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT).

The Coalition, with broad based support from across the globe, includes:

* Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
* Asbestos Victims Organization
* Environmental Working Group
* International Ban Asbestos Secretariat
* Mesothelioma Support Organization
* New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH)
* Palmer Electric Company
* Public Citizen
* Sciencecorps.org
* Society for The Advancement of Occupational and Environmental Health (SAOEH)
* Terry Trent Biologist/Asbestos Activist
* U.S. Action
* White Lung Asbestos Information Center
* White Lung Association
* 9/11 Environmental Action
* Asbestos Diseases Advisory Services of Australia
* Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia

This growing list of coalition members is available online and updated daily to accommodate additional organizations. ADAO invites and encourages other interested parties to come forward to join the opposition by visiting:
http://www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org/get-involed/community

The coalition's opposition campaign includes asbestos victim "fly-ins" to meet and educate the entire U.S. Senate. The priority theme will be to illustrate how victims will be adversely affected by the proposed bill.

"There is strength in numbers and while the number of asbestos victims is unfortunately growing beyond anyone's control --- so, too, are the number of voices coming forward to speak out for their rights," stated Linda Reinstein, Co-founder and Executive Director, ADAO. "We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to unite the key stakeholders through such a varied and committed group of organizations and individuals represented by the Asbestos Victims Coalition and look forward to the substantial progress we can make together."

"The asbestos debate has unfortunately become one about corporate bailouts instead of asbestos realities," stated Douglas Larkin, Co-founder and Communications Director, "In the recent Senate floor debate, for example, concerns were raised that companies may go bankrupt as a result of asbestos litigation. The bigger issue is whether or not asbestos victims and their families will get the support they need and deserve, in a timeframe that makes realistic sense, given the extreme realities of asbestos disease."

 


About Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families. ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to help ensure that their rights are fairly represented and protected, while raising public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and often deadly asbestos related diseases. ADAO is an independent organization funded through voluntary contributions and staffed by volunteers. For more information visit www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org

 


Front Page, Week Of:

3/28/05: April 1, 2005 to Serve as First National Asbestos Awareness Day

4/16/05: Spectre to Introduce U.S. Asbestos Bill This Week

5/22/05: Individuals Injured by Asbestos Exposure Oppose Specter's Trust Fund Legislation

Jim Fite's Alerts:

Asbestos Victim's Superfund Compensation Program

Asbestos Watch March 14, 2005 (Maryland chapter of the White Lung Association meetings)

Directorate of Safety, Health, and Environment (open letter)

(more...)


Joe Oliver's Alerts:

Copies of Asbestos Watch are available from 2005. Each month's edition is over a hundred pages of information of interest to asbestos victims and the general public. The cost is $35.00 each and they can be ordered from:

The White Lung Association
P.O. Box 1485
Baltimore, MD 21203.

All orders are prepaid with checks to the White Lung Association. Now available Feb, March and April.

Leonard Makowski's Alerts:

The White Lung Association stands in opposition to The Specter Bill (S.852)


WLA Alerts & News

S.1115: Bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to reduce the health risks posed by asbestos-containing products - This bill is supported by the WLA.

Meet Mr. Asbestos

Proceedings of the Asbestos Symposium for the Asian Countries - now available for purchase.

Australia Bans Asbestos!

(more...)

News:

Senator Specter Breaks Promise to Mesothelioma Patient and Research Community

Senate Judiciary Committee returns to Mark-Up on May 11th: Proposed asbestos trust fund legislation will further penalize victims of asbestos-caused diseases

(more...)


World Trade Center Health:

In May 2003, the Global Environment & Technology Foundation developed the "Asbestos Strategies" report.

British Asbestos Newsletter:

The latest issue is Spring 2005

(more...)

News from India:

The latest issue is September 22, 2005

(more...)

Features:

December 17, 2000 is Asbestos Hazard Awareness Day

(more...)

Current Projects:

Asbestos Museum

 

Articles & Publications:

Occupational Respiratory Diseases: Asbestos Associated Disease -- Reprinted from: Maxcy-Rosenau Public Health and Preventative Medicine 11th ed. (John M. Last, Ed.) 1980, Appleton-Century-Crofts

Asbestos Victims Deserve Compensation Not Betrayal: position release by the Board of Directors, White Lung Association

(more...)

Links:

Asbestos HQ - links to other websites and resources

Cancer Through a Carer's Eyes - homepage of Lorraine Kember, author of Lean on Me, a true story about her husband's battle with mesothelioma lung cancer and her emotional journey as she supports him throughout his ordeal.

VictimsÕ Organizations & Physicians Opposition Points, Senate Bill 852

(more...)


In Memoria:

Paul Safchuck May 21, 2003

Dr. William Nicholson Dies at 70

Ray Sentes Brave Fighter For Asbestos Victims

 


Front Page, Week Of:

4/16/05: Spectre to Introduce U.S. Asbestos Bill This Week

5/22/05: Individuals Injured by Asbestos Exposure Oppose Specter's Trust Fund Legislation

10/16/05: Victim's Organizations Form Asbestos Victims Coalition in Opposition to Asbestos Trust Fund Legislation

11/17/05: White Lung Mourns Jose Jesus Pessora

12/18/05: Frist Introducing Asbestos Bill in January

12/04/06: Asbestos Watch Newsletter: Help Celebrate the 27th Anniversary of the WHITE LUNG ASSOCIATION

Jim Fite's Alerts:

Asbestos Victim's Superfund Compensation Program

Asbestos Watch March 14, 2005 (Maryland chapter of the White Lung Association meetings)

Directorate of Safety, Health, and Environment (open letter)

(more...)


Joe Oliver's Alerts:

Joe Oliver, National Board Member and former President of the White Lung Association, has issued a call to all persons to help gather evidence on the conspiracy by asbestos trade organizations to suppress the knowledge about the hazards of asbestos exposure.

If you know anything about this horrific history or have documents which can be used to further prove their heinous crimes, please contact Joe Oliver, WLA, POB 1483, Balt. MD 21203.

Leonard Makowski's Alerts:

The White Lung Association stands in opposition to The Specter Bill (S.852)


WLA Alerts & News

S.1115: Bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to reduce the health risks posed by asbestos-containing products - This bill is supported by the WLA.

Meet Mr. Asbestos

Proceedings of the Asbestos Symposium for the Asian Countries - now available for purchase.

Australia Bans Asbestos!

(more...)

News:

Senator Specter Breaks Promise to Mesothelioma Patient and Research Community

Senate Judiciary Committee returns to Mark-Up on May 11th: Proposed asbestos trust fund legislation will further penalize victims of asbestos-caused diseases

(more...)


World Trade Center Health:

In May 2003, the Global Environment & Technology Foundation developed the "Asbestos Strategies" report.

British Asbestos Newsletter:

The latest issue is Spring 2005

(more...)

News from India:

The latest issue is January 4, 2007

(more...)

Features:

December 17, 2000 is Asbestos Hazard Awareness Day

(more...)

Current Projects:

Asbestos Museum

 

Articles & Publications:

Occupational Respiratory Diseases: Asbestos Associated Disease -- Reprinted from: Maxcy-Rosenau Public Health and Preventative Medicine 11th ed. (John M. Last, Ed.) 1980, Appleton-Century-Crofts

Asbestos Victims Deserve Compensation Not Betrayal: position release by the Board of Directors, White Lung Association

(more...)

Links:


In Memoria:

Paul Safchuck May 21, 2003

Dr. William Nicholson Dies at 70

Ray Sentes Brave Fighter For Asbestos Victims


For more information please contact info whitelung org.