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Time Frame => Newly Widowed (1 day to 6 months) => Topic started by: Chrispy89 on March 10, 2015, 06:31:28 AM

Title: Campaigning
Post by: Chrispy89 on March 10, 2015, 06:31:28 AM
Ok  long shot, does anyone have any experience with campaigning to get a law put in place or a law mandated? I understand this might be a bit tricky as we are from different countries... Currently a new rule has been put in place under my partner's name at his place of work (he died in a highly preventable workplace accident) however I would like to see this enforced across the country. I am assuming this case will probably also end up as a Coronial Inquest where changes may be put in place, however I want to ensure some change happens before this (Inquests occur up to 4 to 5 years after the incident)

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Campaigning
Post by: singinmomo4 on March 10, 2015, 06:46:14 AM
I would say talk to every public official you can and try to get your local public officials on board with promoting it with other public officials.   It all starts with someone in power getting as passionate about it as you are.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Campaigning
Post by: Chrispy89 on March 10, 2015, 09:40:37 AM
Thank you, will give it a shot :)
Title: Re: Campaigning
Post by: swilson on March 11, 2015, 09:16:38 AM
In the US we have OSHA that is very effective at getting laws and regulations on the books to improve worker safety. I'm sure there is a similar agency down your way. It would be wonderful to have something positive as a result of your heart breaking loss, good luck.
Title: Re: Campaigning
Post by: Chrispy89 on March 12, 2015, 04:13:54 AM
Yes we also have oc health and safety laws, I'm pretty sure it's regulated by WorkSafe here... But speaking to my local politician is my first step and I too hope that something positive comes from this. They have already named a rule they are implementing at his company after him which makes me proud. Will hopefully update when I get some news!!
Title: Re: Campaigning
Post by: Chrispy89 on March 17, 2015, 03:06:23 AM
Email sent, positive email back from politician saying he is happy to support me and an appointment booked for next week to discuss. Eep! How nerve wracking!! Hoping good things come from this :)
Title: Re: Campaigning
Post by: deedee on March 23, 2015, 10:30:41 AM
Are you in Canada?  I have LOTS of experience working with provincial politicians. If you think I can help you in any way please message me  :)
Title: Re: Campaigning
Post by: Chrispy89 on March 24, 2015, 02:58:32 AM
Thanks deedee :) and I'm so sorry that your partner went to work and never returned home as well. It shouldn't happen in today's world!! I'm actually from Australia.. I had a meeting with the MP and he's very happy to help. He's going to write a letter on my behalf to the coroner with the suggestion of the rule to be made law under my partner's name... Now to get people talking about it I guess.. Unfortunately it's a long process. Years worth. So we will see how we go.