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Dear Progressive Secretary Supporter

Here is another letter from Progressive Secretary.

This letter supports a campaign by United Farm Workers. The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine supports the legislation.

Our letter asks Congress to support the "Asuncion Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act," named after a 53-year-old farmworker who died in July 2004. The legislation will set uniform standards throughout the U.S.A. for all workers. Farmworkers, in particular, are not currently protected.

We will send your email messages to your Senators and House member.

Asuncion Valdivia died from heatstroke after working a 10-hour day in the 100-degree sun. Congress named these essential bills [S.1068 & H.R.2193] for him.

The legislation directs the Occupation and Safety Administration (OSHA) to issue a federal standard on excessive heat prevention for workers. The bills will bring protections to all U.S. workers.

Heat is the leading weather-related threat to worker health and safety. It can cause heatstroke and death and exacerbate health problems. It affects all workers exposed to heat, including indoor workers without climate-controlled environments.

This legislation protects the lives and health of workers. Employers will benefit from increased worker productivity and decreased accident, injury, and illness costs.

Please vote for the “Asunción Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act..

Click here to send this letter or to learn more (you can edit the letter in the next step, if you wish).


Kathie Turner, Executive Director

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