For those following the saga of our quest for those suffering from toxic exposure, we’ve entered a new chapter. Actor Jon Stewart, and former VA Secretary David Shulkin will be among those involved at the upcoming Military Toxic Exposure Conference. Announced by CSO and Co-owner Tim Jensen, Grunt Style will be live streaming the conference on August 28th, 2020 at 6pm CST.
Below is a statement given to us by Burn Pits 360 c0-founder Rosie Torres:
“Burn Pits 360’s registry has received registry entries of over 7,000 service members and veterans. These heroes live in every state and in congressional districts nationwide. As a result, we are calling on Rep. Takano, Rep. Roe, Senator Moran and Senator Tester to grant us a burn pit hearing.
Additionally, Burn Pits 360 has partnered with the Veteran owned company Grunt Style to launch a Military Toxic Exposure Coalition. This coalition is made up of Veteran entrepreneurs, and community leaders. Also, it is comprised of allies such as the John Feal from the 9/11 Feal Good Foundatio. As well as Comedian/Director/Advocate Jon Stewart. We are taking the blue print created by the 9/11 community and applying it to our Coalition efforts to launch our call to action for presumptive disability benefits. As a result of debilitating illnesses Veterans are losing their careers, their families and some are taking their own lives. Congress must act quickly, the question shouldn’t be scientific. The question should be, “Are we fulfilling our moral obligation to protect and serve these service men and women?” Those that borne the burden of America’s defense?”
Consequently, It is time we recognize these injuries as an instrumentality of war. We must take action to chip away at the complex web of barriers. As well as the obstacles erected by entrenched political and bureaucratic interests. Ultimately, we must fight anything that deprives a class of injured Veterans of healthcare and benefits.”
Toxic Exposure Conference
We must continue to collect victories. The DoD has already begun regulation of burn pits. Also they have begun collecting data on previous ones. Many Veterans have received official letters from the VA regarding toxic exposure. Although these are great steps, it is not enough. We highly encourage you to tune in and spread the word!