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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:04 pm    Post subject: WHERE TO TURN LOOKS FORWARD TO 2008
From Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:00 am to Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:59 am (included)
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Looking back over 2007 we find that even though we were able to make small inroads most of our goals were not met. We will not let this deter us and will continue our efforts to:

Maintain our Crisis Relief Network www.where-to-turn.org and continue to provide an unbiased reporting of the concerns of victims of tragedy.

Obtain a full accountability and disposition of the remains recovered at Ground Zero. This will include details of all remains recovered during the initial search (how many have been tested once or twice and how many IDís have been obtained). We will also push for the same accountability for the remains recovered during the secondary search. We will also continue our efforts to identify and remove the remains from Fresh Kills and our call for an outside investigation into the alleged missing 9/11 cash and personal items form the NYPD Property Department.

Raise the additional $5.5 Million needed to complete the Hearts and Hands Memorial Complex. We will be calling for help from all the 9/11 family groups as well as corporate sponsorship to meet this goal.

Continue our efforts to have the government follow through on audit suggestions and recover monies from 9/11 and Homeland Security grants and contracts that awarded improperly.

Call for a complete public audit of the LMDC and other agencies and companies involved with Ground Zero since 9/11.

Continue our call for stricter building and fire codes at Ground Zero and throughout the city.

Keep the pressure on at all levels of government to assure that all victims of 9/11 are provided with proper health benefits.

Hold the government and the Veteranís Administration to the promises made for better treatment for our vets.

Obtain the necessary votes to get HR Bill 4266 passed to assure the safety of our children from the dangers of falling furniture.

Continue our attempt to obtain the proper listing of names on the WTC Memorial at Ground Zero.

Continue to expand our Community Projects to assist all those in need with particular focus on seniors and students.

Make a concerted effort to have all our members commit to donate at least 5 pints of blood in 2008.

Continue our attempt to have the government stop promoting gambling as an accepted way to financial success through legislation (similar to the bans on Cigarette Ads) and to awareness programs geared towards seniors and students.

We look forward to working with all of you towards a very successful New Year and wish everyone a happy and healthy 2008

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