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Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:12 pm Post subject: The Time is NOW to Support Our 9/11 Heroes...9/15
From Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:00 am to Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:59 am (included)
|Momentum is building to pass the 911 Health and Compensation Act. I wanted to include the agenda for those interested in attending. There is still room on the buses, especially on the 125 Barclay, Manhattan, bus. We need to confirm the busses, so please let us know by 12 noon on Monday, September 13th if you are interested in the bus to Washington. Also attached is the general flyer.
10:30-12:00 Press Conference: West Lawn of the Capitol
12:00-12:15 Divide into Lobbying Groups
12:30-2:45 Lobby Congressional Offices (we will divide into groups)
3:00 pm Capitol Steps: Congressional 9-11
All Members of Congress will gather on the East
Capitol Steps for a bicameral, bipartisan remembrance
ceremony as Congress pays tribute to the thousands of
Americans whose lives were taken on September 11, 2001.
4:00 pm Depart Washington
Media Advisory: Event 9/15 in Washington, D.C.
Contact: John Feal, (631) 724-3320 (516) 901-7427 mobile
The Time is NOW to Support Our 9/11 Heroes
9 Years is Long Enough
September 15th, 2010
West Lawn of U.S. Capitol
Followed by lobbying Congressional offices
9 years ago, this country witnessed the worst terrorist attack in our history. What we also witnessed was brave men & women rushing into harms way to ensure the safety of NYC & our beloved country. These brave souls, uniformed & non-uniformed, were promised help by the federal government, and after 9 years they are still waiting. In July, our bill, H.R. 847, was voted down by a procedure that splintered an already partisan House of Representatives. We are now calling on both sides of the aisle in Congress to vote like Americans and not with their political affiliations.
On September 15th at the U.S. Capitol, we will demand a floor date in September & a regular up & down rules vote on H.R. 847.
Unions, advocates, elected officials and others will be joined by 9/11 responders, volunteers, survivors, widows, and those affected by 9/11 and its aftermath.
Pass H.R. 847, the James Zadroga Health & Compensation Act.
Anything less is unacceptable.
Bus Itinerary; contact Anne Marie Baumann 516 551 0986, firstname.lastname@example.org
Glen Klein 516 655 1478, email@example.com
Anthony Flammia 631 445 3944, firstname.lastname@example.org
Long Island 4.00am sharp at Exit 49 on Long Island Expressway Park & Ride on north service road.
NYC 4.30am sharp from the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 42nd & 8th
NJ 5.30-5.45am from Exit 8th Molly Pitcher rest stop
Please note, other buses will be provided by the unions and locations will be different.
Food and beverages will be provided the FGF at the above mentioned pick up points.