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|Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:12 pm Post subject: Labor & Political Leaders Call for Passage of 9/11 Bill
From Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:00 pm to Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:30 pm (included)
|PRESS ADVISORY: Event Wednesday at 10:00am
Contacts: Mario Cilento (NYS AFL-CIO), 914-261-4356
Joe Soldevere (Maloney), 646-831-1649
Ilan Kayatsky (Nadler), 212-367-7350
Kevin Fogarty (King), 202-225-7896
Labor and Political Leaders to Call for Passage
of 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
-Nine Years is Long Enough!-
Wednesday, September 8th
In front of 7 World Trade Center
West Broadway, Between Barclay and Vesey Streets
WHO: The New York State AFL-CIO; the New York City Central Labor Council; Steve Cassidy, President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association; Richard Alles, Uniformed Fire Officers Association; George Miranda, President of Teamsters Joint Council 16; Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney; Congressman Jerrold Nadler; Congressman Peter King; Congressman Charles Rangel; Joseph Zadroga; John Feal of the FealGood Foundation; and 9/11 first responders and survivors of the attacks.
WHAT: Labor and political leaders are joining together to call for both the House and Senate to pass HR. 847 and S.1334, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, soon after Congress reconvenes on September 14th.
WHY: Over 20,000 9/11 responders and survivors are documented sick from their exposures to Ground Zero toxins. We need a permanent comprehensive program to provide them long term care, monitoring and compensation for their economic losses.
The 9/11 Health and Compensation Act would:
► Provide medical monitoring and treatment to WTC responders and survivors (area workers, residents, students) who were exposed to the toxins at Ground Zero.
► Build on the existing monitoring and treatment program by delivering expert medical treatment for these unique exposures at Centers of Excellence.
► Reopen the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) to provide compensation for economic losses and harm as an alternative to the current litigation system.
► Provide liability protections for the WTC Contractors and the City of New York.
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney
(212) 860-0606 office
(646) 831-1649 cell