by Donna Smith
Hope Rivenburg, the widow of slain trucker Jason Rivenburg, along with Congressman Paul Tonko, AskTheTrucker, and everyone who has worked so diligently to get HR 2156 passed into law, has designated June 28th 2010, the official day for Jason’s Law – Bill HR 2156.
Jason’s Law, otherwise known as Bill H.R. 2156, was introduced on April 28th, 2009 and has been referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The Bill, named after truck driver, Jason Rivenburg of Fultonham, NY, who was found shot to death in his truck, would implement a pilot program to establish safe truck parking facilities.
What this day of recognition means is that on, June 28th, 2010, we are calling for EVERYONE to call their Representatives and Senators, telling them that it is imperative for them to support HR 2156 in order that truck drivers can have the promise of safe and adequate parking. We need to flood the phone lines and “Get Er Done”
This is a Bill that has the Support of everyone. With all the many differences that exist among one another within the trucking industry, we are all in unanimous agreement that H.R. 2156 must be passed and become law.
Organizations in Support of H.R. 2156- “Jason’s Law”
- OOIDA Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
- ATA American Trucking Association
- Teamsters The International Brotherhood of Teamsters
It’s time to for us all to be determined and not depend on the next guy. Here is an article written by Todd Dills of OverDrive Magazine which explains why we must not be passive, but instead, the absolute vital importance of why we must all be proactive in this cause. We must all create a frame of mind within ourselves that says,
” If I make this call today, Jasons Law Will be passed”
- Your US Senator Contact info
- Your US Representative Contact Info
- The Petition to Sign for Jason’s Law
- The Official Jason Rivenburg Website
Hope Rivenburg has made numerous trips to Washington in support of HR 2156, attempting to gather support and co-sponsors for the bill.
She does this for 2 reasons:
- So that her husbands death will not be in vain
- So that no other truck driver or their family will have to endure similar pain and loss