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Congresswoman Linda Sánchez in Vieques to hear about contamination and health

The following article comes from a press release issued by el Comité Pro Rescate y Desarrollo de Vieques on May 12, 2008.

Congresswoman Linda Sánchez in Vieques to hear about contamination and health

Military contamination and the horrible effects on the health of Viequenses will be principal topics of a community conversation with Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D – Calif.), coordinated by the Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques at the historic Count Mirasol Fort on the island municipality. The activity will take place at 6pm and is part of efforts by the group to bring these topics to discussion among influential US politicians during the electoral processes.

Sánchez is on the powerful Congressional Judiciary Committee and was part of the congressional group that supported the movement to end US Navy presence in Vieques.

Civic leaders and community folk affected by cancer and other illnesses related to military toxics will offer testimony for the congresswoman who also is part of Senator Barack Obama’s campaign team.

The Viequenses demand action from the US Congress and the next president, for total and adequate environmental clean up and medical services for these people besieged for over half a century by US Navy and allied military practices.

This will be the second time in months that an Obama campaign delegation travels to Vieques to meet with the CRDV and hear the community speak.

Contacts: Nilda Medina/Robert Rabin 787 375-0525

Comité Pro Rescate y Desarrollo de Vieques
P.O. Box 1424 Vieques, Puerto Rico 00765
Tel. (787) 741-0716 Fax (787) 741-0358 Email: bieke@prdigital.com

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