Monday, March 30 2009 - First Responders/Health Effects
5-minute Phone Call for Responders Needed Today
On February 11, 2009, 911truth.org posted notice "9/11 Health Bill Reintroduced in Congress--CALL NOW," including this intro:
Rep. Maloney has posted a very useful link at her House website: World Trade Center Health Registry--Number of Registrants by State and Congressional District based on June 2007 current addresses. When you call your Representative to ask him/her to cosponsor H.R. 847, you might mention the number of first responders from your district, and your state, listed on the Health Registry. All 50 states are included. Maloney states, "...at least 10,000 people came from around the country to help in the aftermath of the attacks." Clearly, this is a national issue and we challenge ANY Representative to give a valid reason why s/he should not support a bill that provides needed care, especially for their own constituents!
TODAY, we appeal to you to do this again, now. FealGood Foundation members and supporters will travel to Washington DC tomorrow to attend a markup hearing on this bill, and your support will make a huge difference in the response they get. At this point, the number of Cosponsors of HR847 has grown to 55 (list of cosponsors can be found at http://thomas.gov, enter HR 847 in search bar and click the 'bill number' button, then search.); yet the health registry includes registrants from all 50 states.
We need to each make our own Rep aware of this information with just a quick phone call -- "Rep. ____, this is not a 'NYC issue,' it's a national issue, including some of YOUR constituents!" and direct them to Rep. Maloney's report showing distribution of registry members.) Please take 5 minutes and make this call today.
Following is information from FealGood Foundation about the trip tomorrow. If you are able to support this important organization, please take a minute to do that, as well.
Join us for a Trip to Washington DC
HR.847 is getting marked up in the Judiciary Committee on March 31st at 9:30am in the Judiciary Hearing Room. The NY delegation requests that responders come and be seen and heard.
The Fealgood Foundation, along with the 9/11 Police Aid Foundation and the NYC FireFighter Brotherhood Foundation, will be taking two buses of 9/11 responders to DC for this hearing on this important piece of legislation.
[Please see the website if you need more details on logistical information.]
SUBCOMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, REFUGEES, BORDER SECURITY,
AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
NOTICE OF JOINT HEARING
Date: March 31, 2009 Place : 2141 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Joint Hearing on H.R. 847, the "James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation
Act of 2009" By Direction of the Chairman Committee on the Judiciary,
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
Ed. Note: Support 9/11 Responders directly. Please check out their Ways To Give page and do what you can.
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