Wednesday, September 15th 2010, establishes the 2nd Washington DC Call-in date, requesting support from the House and the Senate for Jason’s Law: HR 2156 and S971
Momentum has gathered as Hope Rivenburg, widow of murdered trucker Jason Rivenburg, plans her next trip to Washington DC, knocking on Politicians’ doors in order to gain more co-sponsors and support for her objective to:
create more safe truck parking, reduce truck driver fatigue, and reduce senseless highway fatalities .
Also scheduled for the 15th is an all out “Call Washington” , expressing the need and desire for more safe truck parking. This will be the second National Call-in, the first was June 28th, 2010.
When we called the Transportation Committee on June 29th 2010, we were discouraged when Todd Kohr told us that Jason’s Law would probably be attached to a bigger bill, the Surface Transportation and Authorization Act (STAA) and also SAFTEA LU funding. Problem with this is that, Safe Parking will not be a priority if this happens! It’s a way to pacify all of us…. once bills make it into these types of Slush Funds… Little or Nothing Happens!
Today’s Press Release will explain the history and progress of Jasons Law, HR 2156 and S971, including the phone numbers to call.
Special Thanks to New York Congressman Paul Tonko for his continuous active role, envisioning the need for more adequate and safe truck parking, and for understanding how it relates to trucker deaths and general public fatalities.
New York Senator Charles Schumer is the Sponsor of S971, a similar bill to Congressman’s Tonko’s HR 2156.
We are asking that you also call Senator Schumer’s office, requesting his further support and encouragement of the bill which he began.
Unlike Congressman Tonko’s 43 co-sponsors, S971 has only gained only one co-sponsor since it’s inception of May 5, 2010.
202-224-6542 Charles Schumer’s office
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