Tell Congress: Give Sick 9/11 Survivors & Responders the Medical Care They Need & Deserve
VICTORY IN THE HOUSE! YOUR HELP STILL NEEDED FOR UPCOMING SENATE VOTE.
In late September, our struggle for 9/11 health justice took a major step forward when the House of Representatives passed H.R. 847, the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act -- which would protect the health of tens of thousands of people affected by the worst act of terror in our nation's history.
For those of us who were present in the House gallery, it was an amazing moment which we will never forget. Responders and survivors who had traveled to Washington DC for the vote rose to our feet and cheered the victory as House members broke into a round of applause.
But the fight is not over. Sometime in November, the Senate will take up the bill. Please act now. Urge both of your Senators to vote to pass this important legislation.
We have launched a new petition targeting all Senators, which you can reach at this link:
It is critically important for Senators to understand that folks all over the country want to see this legislation passed.
Please go to the new link now and sign the new petition. Then, please forward the link to friends, family members and contacts, especially those outside of New York State. Please ask them to sign the petition too and ask them to pass it on to their friends, family members and contacts.
Then, if you are on social networking media, please direct people's attention to the petition. For example, please post the link to your Facebook status.
Thank you for your help and for helping to secure this great victory in the House of Representatives.
This Wednesday, 9/29/10, a critically important bill will be up for a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives. H.R. 847, the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, would protect the health of tens of thousands of people affected by the worst act of terror in our nation's history. Please urge your Representative to vote to pass this important legislation as written.
9/11 was an attack on our nation that killed nearly 3000. What you may not know is that tens of thousands of people are now sick as a result of the World Trade Center attacks from breathing in the toxic fumes and dust that resulted from the collapse and burning of the Twin Towers.
Some of those people were the heroic responders who toiled on the "pile" in the rescue and recovery operation. They came to the WTC site from every state in the country and risked their lives to help others.
Some were the civilians targeted by the terrorists -- people who lived, worked or attended school in the densely populated area around the WTC, as well as people who were visiting NYC. Many were caught in the toxic cloud when the towers collapsed. Many were encouraged to remain in or return to heavily contaminated neighborhoods, when our government falsely assured them that the air was safe.
Many affected responders and survivors are sick and some are dying. The help provided under the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act is long overdue. Please urge your representative to vote to pass this critical bill as written.
Thank you for your much-needed help.
As your constituent, I strongly urge you to vote for the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (H.R. 847) as written, when it comes up for a vote on the House floor within the next few days. This bill will provide critically needed medical treatment for 9/11-related illnesses to survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks -- downtown Manhattan residents, students, workers and visitors -- and to the thousands of heroic responders who came to their rescue. Many, including children, are sick from having breathed the toxic dust and smoke, and are struggling to regain their health.
9/11 was an attack on our nation that targeted civilians. Heroic responders then rushed to their defense and spent months at Ground Zero. Some have died because of their service to our country. All those who were harmed as a result of this attack, responders and survivors alike, need and deserve the right kind of medical help -- help that this bill will provide. It is now nine years since the attacks. I urge you to help make this just federal health response to 9/11 a reality.
Please let me know that you support this legislation. I look forward to hearing from you.
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