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Posted in "Jason's Law" HR 2156, tagged Allen Smith, Ask the Trucker, ATA, Congress, Distracted Driving Summit, Facebook, H.R. 2156, Hope, Jason's Law, Murder, NATSO, OOIDA, Parking, Paul Tonko, Politics, Rivenburg, S 971, safety, Senate, Survey, Transportation, Truck Star Radio, Truck Stops, truckers, Trucking, Twitter, Washington D.C. on October 11, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Jason’s Law Survey
On October 1st, 2009 U. S Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY 21) joined the Twitter Misfits on “Truck Star Radio” who Support H.R. 2156 & S 971 “Jason’s Law” for Safe Trucker Parking to clarify the misinformation being spread by the underdeveloped brain of my FANatic @TerenceSmelser . (You are finally getting a plug Terry that should get your little ding a ling stiff)
It was following the “Distracted Driving Summit” in Washington D.C. that Mr. Tonko assured our active group that indeed “The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease” and to continue to do what we have been doing to spread the word about “Jason’s Law”. I joined @DanielAudet on “Truck Star Radio” to ask Congressman Tonko who was Onboard so far and what we needed to do to help get this bill more attention.
Some of the cheap shots from the FANatics have been to make light of the loss of Jason Rivenburg which prompted Hope Rivenburg, his young Widow to defend her Husband’s memory. It was a sickening display and watching our trucking industry leaders sit back while she did so was even more repulsive.
While some may not understand the relevance of our participation in the “Distracted Driving Summit”, those in Washington D.C. most certainly did. Not only did my dog @TruckinDogKarma get a @replies from the Summit on #WoofWednesday, I received an encouraging “Direct Message” in my Twitter account which happened to be one of my most favorite quotes.
“Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History” ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, followed by “Go Get Em”
So there you have it, our squeaking will continue to distract and we are not driving when we are doing it.
I 100% Support the @DontTwive Campaign because it seems like everyone is doing something other than paying attention to the road while they are behind the wheel these days. I’m not sure if anyone has noticed lately but if you look UP, our highways already have cameras every mile or so watching YOU, so #TweetSafe.
Back to “Jason’s Law”, the arrogant attempts to spread misinformation hit a peak last week with some unlikely participants showing they truly do not gather their own information but follow along like “Sheeple”, a term my friend @Longhawl likes to use.
In hopes of providing a credible source to make one’s own determination, @Longhawl took the time to include the text of H.R. 2156 “Jason’s Law” on the website he shares with @RockingJude called “Project World Awareness”.
Upon reading the text of the bill you can also follow the progress of H.R. 2156 & S 971 on Open Congress link provided at the lower left corner, or click here. Open Congress for Jason’s Law
In addition, he has provided us a quick 3 question SURVEY that cannot be spammed to test our knowledge on the funding of this pilot program that is called “Jason’s Law”.
Please share these links together or individually on your site, facebook, twitter anywhere you like. I have put all these brown links here for you to share the information. I do not put things here to take credit but to make it easy for others to find information.
As always, Allen & Donna Smith are putting their personal time and effort into an upcoming “Blog Talk Radio” show that will comb through the upcoming Transportation Bill to further dispel the ignorant claims being spread.
Please visit “Ask the Trucker” to learn about other archived shows regarding “Jason’s Law” that feature additional background information about Jason Rivenburg from his Uncle Timothy Hardendorf who did much of the research to bring this bill forward.
Hope Rivenburg has made a Twitter account for both @JasonsLaw and herself @HopeRivenburg , she is a spunky little fighter who I am proud to have met. She is blessed with a strong family support system and she will need them as the trial approaches for the scumbags who murdered her Husband.
Please educate YOURSELF on H.R. 2156 & S 971 and if you have questions please contact Congressman Paul Tonko’s Office for the FACTS.
You can also find out who has signed on to be a C0-Sponser of “Jason’s Law” by becoming a FAN on Facebook, Just by clicking here
In the September Issue of ‘Trucker’s New’s” I chatted with Senior Editor, Todd Dill’s. You can check out the Digital Version HERE.
It’s pretty cool that you can read an entire magazine online by turning each page right on your computer screen!
Todd Dills and Lucinda Coulter from Overdrive Magazine have gone above and beyond the call of duty to accurately cover the Mission of Hope Rivenburg who is the Widon of slain Trucker Jason Rivenburg.
On the “Channel 19 blogspot” , you can watch a You Tube Video I made with Todd when he caught up to me in Nashville.
Remember that Hope Rivenburg is pursuing “Jason’s Law” to benefit the entire trucking community despite the fact that her Husband is never coming home.
Let’s quit with the pissing match and help her out.
At this time, there is only 1 GOP signed onto this bill which is a Trust to benefit Safe Trucker Parking.
There are lots of other groups vying for these transportation funds so please GET INVOLVED, someone is getting this money and it may not be Truckers unless YOU help out.
Posted in "Jason's Law" HR 2156, tagged Congress, HR2156, Infrastructure, Jason's Law, Logistics, Parking, Politics, safety, Security, Supply Chain, Transportation, Traveling with Pets, truckers, Trucking on June 14, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Getting involved is much easier if you know where to start. I just spent some time today contacting my Representative with this Easy Link
I simply put in my State and Zip Code and I got the contact information I need to get involved and ask my Represetative to Support “Jason’s Law” HR 2156 for more Safe Trucker Parking.
Can you take a few minutes and get involved too?
Posted in "Jason's Law" HR 2156, tagged Cargo, Freight, Highway, Infrastructure, Jason, Logistics, Politics, Rivenburg, safety, Security, Supply Chain, TA, Transportation, Traveling with Pets, truckers, Trucking, VDOT, Virginia on June 14, 2009| 16 Comments »