Decision Maker Response

Cory A. Booker’s response

Sep 29, 2015 — We have an obligation to brave first responders who sacrificed for our country on September 11th, 2001.

Fourteen years after that tragic day, many of the thousands of first responders who were at the World Trade Center site are still battling serious health issues.

These courageous men and women woke up on September 11, 2001, not knowing how the events of the day would unfold, but chose anyway to put themselves in harm’s way for the protection and service of others. And they did the same thing on September 12, 2001, and each and every day after.

Yet now, they and their families are burdened with the physical, emotional and financial costs of their service. More than 33,000 first responders and survivors still struggle with injuries and illnesses as a result of the 9/11 attacks.

4,800 first responders and 9/11 survivors are receiving treatment at the World Trade Center Health Program headquartered at Rutgers in my state. Across the country, thousands more responders and survivors are benefiting from the care and compensation they deserve as part of programs supported by the James Zadroga Act.

However, if nothing is done, these programs are set to expire tomorrow. We can’t allow that to happen.

If you agree, sign up now to be a citizen cosponsor of the James Zadroga Act, which will extend support programs for 9/11 survivors and first responders:

http://act.corybooker.com/page/s/tell-congress-support-9-11-survivors-first-responders

This fight is too urgent to quit now. Thank you for signing this petition, and for taking action to support those who sacrificed for our country.

Cory Booker
U.S. Senator, New Jersey


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