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*** Tell Congress to Support Our 9/11 Heroes ***

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: *** Tell Congress to Support Our 9/11 Heroes ***
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Tell Congress to Support Our 9/11 Heroes


On September 11, 2001 and the days and months that followed, tens of thousands of firefighters, police officers, emergency workers, construction workers, and volunteers rushed to the World Trade Center to try to save lives and to assist with recovery operations. They came from New York, New Jersey, and from all around the country. Hundreds of these workers died on that terrible day, and now others have died and thousands more are sick as a result of their exposures to dust and fumes at Ground Zero.

After years of effort, legislation to provide sick responders and others medical treatment and compensation for their 9/11 illnesses is moving forward in Congress. In late September the House of Representatives passed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (H.R. 847) with a bi-partisan vote of 268-160. Now the Senate must act and pass the bill before the end of the year to have it become law.

We need your help to make this happen.

We are asking responders and fellow citizens to write to their U.S. Senators to urge them to support the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (H.R.847) and to make sure Senate leaders bring it up for a vote this year. We need to let Senators from across the country know that this is not just a New York issue; it is a national issue. The 9/11 attacks were an attack on the nation, and the country needs to help the 9/11 heroes who answered the call when our nation was attacked.

Enclosed is a sample letter to send to Senators urging them to support H.R. 847, the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, a one page summary of the bill and a list of Senators with contact information. Also enclosed is state-by-state information from the World Trade Center Health Registry on the number of responders, community members and survivors who were exposed to toxins at or near ground Zero.

Please support our 9/11 heroes. Write to your Senators and tell them to support H.R. 847.

Thank you.


(see attached for sample letter and additional information)



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