We are asking for your support with one more call to action. We are asking you to contact Mike Johnson & Mitch McConnell. We are down to the final stages of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) amendment / National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) process.
MO Coalition for the Environment visited D.C. yesterday, along with other advocates, to speak on this issue. Today, we need everyone to please call Speaker Mike Johnson and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. A sample call script is below.
Please call both:
Mike Johnson: (202) 225-4000
Mitch McConnell: (202) 224-2541
“Hi, my name is [your name]. I’m calling to urge [Speaker Mike Johnson/Leader Mitch McConnell] to keep provisions to strengthen the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, or RECA [pronounced REEK-AH], in the NDAA.
S. Amendment 1058, introduced and passed by Senator Hawley in the Senate, would improve RECA by finally including radiation-exposed communities that have been fighting for decades for justice. This amendment was recently cleared by Chairman Jim Jordan, who has also previously said: ‘No one here disputes that if the Federal Government recklessly took actions that led to our citizens getting cancer, we should provide compensation for that harm.’ It is also supported by the House and Senate Armed Services committees. Please make sure RECA stays in the NDAA.”
These are the most important calls we can make. Thank you in advance – we can do this!