That's a wrap, 2018! Throughout this whirlwind of a year, our community has shown great resilience and strength as we've fought side-by-side to raise asbestos awareness, increase prevention, and protect the asbestos victims' civil rights, and advocate for a national asbestos ban.
2018 was a blockbuster year. We saw the impact of our community and network of powerful allies exponentially increase, Canada banned asbestos, and the
Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act
was introduced and will be reintroduced again in the 116th Congress.
As we enter the year of ADAO's 15th anniversary, there are a few things you can expect from us in 2019:
As a stakeholder, we will continue to work with our elected officials in Washington, DC to demand transparency, accountability, and a commitment to public health from the Trump administration and our Congressional leaders
We will host our 14th Congressional Staff Briefing to educate new Members' staffers on increased asbestos imports, use, and sadly, deaths.
With sadness, we lost two dear members of our ADAO community this year, Herman Hamilton and Linda Lakin. They will both be truly missed, but remembered in our work.
Our sincere thanks to the continued generosity of the volunteers, donors, and sponsors, who fuel our work and further our cause. ADAO's growth continues to reflect the development and progress as we work to advance ban asbestos efforts. We excitedly look forward to our shared successes throughout 2019 and vow to make our 15th anniversary the best year yet!