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|Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:32 pm Post subject: ADVISORY FOR NOV 18 TRIP TO D.C.
From Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:00 am to Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:59 am (included)
|Join Us on Nov. 18th for a Rally
at the U.S. Capitol for 9/11 Health Care
-FealGood Foundation, NYC Firefighter Brotherhood Foundation, & A Coalition of September 11 Heroes Joined By Elected Officials to Urge Passage of 9/11 Health Bill-
On November 18th, the FealGood Foundation,the NYC Firefighter Brotherhood Foundation & a coalition of September 11 heroes,along with our elected officials from across the nation will hold a rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to urge Congressional leaders to bring the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2009 (H.R. 847 and S. 1334) to the floors of the House and Senate for a vote this year. This bill will provide comprehensive health care and compensation for thousands of ailing 9/11 heroes.
Caring for Americans with 9/11-related illnesses is not just a New York issue. According to the federally-funded World Trade Center Health Registry, people from all 50 states and 431 of 435 Congressional districts nationwide were in lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 and now have serious concerns about their health. Unfortunately, the federal response to this health emergency has been inadequate and disappointing because of significant funding delays, and a lack of organization and attention to the 9/11 health crisis by the previous administration’s health agencies.
Last month, the nation observed the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. On this year’s anniversary and the seven that preceded it, we heard many heartfelt and touching tributes to the heroism of the men and women who rushed to Ground Zero to help save the lives of others. But this year, we need more than just speeches and tributes – we need concrete action by Congress to give the heroes and heroines of 9/11 the health care and compensation they need and deserve. It is truly the least this great nation can do.
Please join us on November 18th!
Rally for 9/11 Health Care
West lawn of the U.S. Capitol
November 18, 2009
Buses will leave from Long Island & NYC with a pick-up in New Jersey
Long Island- 4.00am,Park & Ride(ext49,rt 110)
NYC-4.30AM,8 ave & 42nd St(across from PA bus terminal)
New Jersey- Exit 4 rest stop(Walt Whitman south side)
recommended that you be dropped off and picked up on North side on way home
Contact information to get on bus
Anne Marie Baumann 516 551 0986... firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenny Specht 917 482 7674... email@example.com
John Feal 631 724 3320... firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP now this a is first come first serve basis
Please dress warm- refreshments/food will be served on buses