Hello Marylin,
My name is Susan Vento. My husband Bruce was a member of the US House of Representatives—until October 10th, 2000, when everything changed. Bruce died of pleural mesothelioma—a rare disease caused by asbestos exposure that kills 90-95% of those who have it. Not many people know about this terrible disease, which lead me to reach out to you; I noticed that you have an influential blog full of great information. Since we both have been affected by cancer in some capacity, I am hoping you will help me spread awareness about asbestos cancers and help to protect the rights of those who have been affected by mesothelioma and other cancers. 
I am spokesperson for a great online resource called the Cancer Victims’ Rights Campaign (cancervictimsrights.org) that fights to protect cancer victims and their families. I wrote a blog piece (http://cancervictimsrights.org/my-story-opposition-to-the-fact-act-susan-vento/) and would love if you could read it, share it and incorporate your thoughts. Your support, and the support of your online community, can make the difference to ensure justice for all cancer victims and their loved ones.
Thank you in advance for joining me in my fight to educate people about such a deadly disease. Individuals and families affected by cancer already have enough on their plate-please, sign & share the petition to protect victims’ rights. Together we can make a huge impact!
Susan Vento
Asbestos Cancer Victims' Rights Campaign