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Meeting with your Government Officials

Meeting with your House Representative and Senators or their staff is a great way to educate government about mesothelioma and provides access to the legislative decision making processes. By establishing this relationship, we can work towards banning asbestos and obtaining federal funds for mesothelioma research.

Before your appointment with your lawmakers, please take the time to read our Advocacy 101 Information as well as the links below to our meso and asbestos fact-sheets, local asbestos and meso data, and examples of news articles in your area before your meeting. These tools will help you become a better advocate.

Upon returning from meeting with your officials it is important to continue the momentum of your advocacy. The final two links provide tips for writing thank you letters as well as information about contacting your local media to get the word out.

Advocacy resources:

Talking Points
Promising Research for Mesothelioma
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
CDMRP Mesothelioma Awards
Advocacy 101 Information
Local Meso and Asbestos Data (By State)

Mesothelioma Awareness Day
Mesothelioma Fact Sheet
Abestos Fact Sheet
Thank You Letter Tips
Information for Contacting you Local News Outlet

For more information on asbestos in general, please visit Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and Environmental Working Group