STAND UP ACT! Together, we can save teen lives

Dear Allstater,

The first value of Our Shared Vision is honesty, caring and integrity. Caring speaks to the way we treat customers, communities and each other. Integrity means we always do the right things in the right way at the right time. We need your help in living into this value by supporting federal legislation which will save lives of thousands of teenagers.

Allstate has been leading an effort to pass the STANDUP Act which ties the existence of state-based graduated drivers’ licensing laws to federal highway spending. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens in the United States, causing over 4,000 deaths each year. That’s an average of 11 per day, 365 days a year. Graduated drivers’ licensing laws expand the rights of teenagers as they age and gain on-the-road experience. This is a proven way to save lives and could reduce fatalities by nearly 30 percent – that’s about 1,200 lives per year.

You can contribute to this effort in several ways. First, you can join the Save 11 campaign by going to www.facebook.com/save11 or by signing the Allstate petition here. Our goal is for you to join thousands of others in communicating with Congress that we need to deal with this problem now. Second, you can use the STANDUP Act advocacy toolkit to solicit support with customers and in your communities. Encourage others to visit the Save 11 Facebook page.

Since we started the Save 11 campaign earlier this year, we have come face to face with the pain and sadness that comes from losing a child. Let’s do the right thing and show the power of 70,000 Allstaters united in making the world a better place.

Tom Wilson

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