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Jasons Law- Day of Recognition and Call to Action- June 28th, 2010

June 7th, 2010 . by Donna Smith

Rivenburg Family

Jason's LawHope 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 forEVERYONE 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
  • OOU Owner Operators United
  • 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”

Valuable Links

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:

  1. So that her husbands death will not be in vain
  2. So that no other truck driver or their family will have to endure  similar pain and loss

Hope will be a guest on a Blog Talk Radio Show on June 10th, 2010 at Noon  EST “Jason’s Last Ride- The Truth About Trucking”

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