Press Conference September 8th at 11.15 AM
Wanted to let you know about an upcoming event, this Monday, September 8th at 11:15 A.M., Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with Congressmen Jerrold Nadler and Peter King will announce the introduction of legislation to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Below are the details about the event.
GILLIBRAND, MALONEY, NADLER, KING, FIRST RESPONDERS, COMMUNITY SURVIVORS, LABOR LEADERS TO UNITE AT GROUND ZERO ONCE AGAIN TO BAND TOGETHER IN FIGHT TO REAUTHORIZE JAMES ZADROGA 9/11 HEALTH AND COMPENSATION ACT
As 13th Anniversary of 9/11 Nears, Critically Needed Health and Compensation Programs Passed Into Law After An Almost Decade Long Fight Set to Expire in 2016 – Participants in 9/11 Health Program Living in 429 of 435 Congressional Districts
Lawmakers: ‘We Have a Moral Obligation to Continue to Provide the Care and Compensation That Our 9/11 Heroes and Their Families Need and Deserve’
New York, NY – With the country set to reflect on the 13th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center next week, federal lawmakers who led the fight in Congress to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Rep. Peter King – to gather together at Ground Zero 11:15AM on MONDAY, SEPT 8th along with 9/11 first responders, community survivors and union leaders to begin their push in Congress to reauthorize the critically needed programs that were originally passed in December 2010. The Zadroga bill’s two critical programs providing medical treatment and compensation for 9/11 heroes – the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund – are set to expire in October 2016. To continue these programs for 25 more years, through 2041, the lawmakers will be introducing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act later this month.
Nearly 13 years after September 11th, 9/11 responders and survivors are battling serious health crises resulting from the toxins at Ground Zero. More than 30,000 9/11 responders, as well as survivors of the attacks and area residents and workers, have an illness or injury caused by the attacks or their aftermath, and over two-thirds of those have more than one illness. More than 70 firefighters and 60 NYPD officers have died from their 9/11-related illnesses. Those suffering from illnesses obtained in Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of 9/11 are not limited in geography. Participants enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program for treatment currently reside in 429 of the 435 Congressional districts in the country.
Senator Gillibrand, Rep. Maloney, Rep. Nadler, Rep. King, labor leaders, advocates, and 9/11 first responders and survivors will urge Congress to reauthorize the critically important James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation programs.
WHEN: 11:15AM, Monday, September 8, 2014
Silverstein Family Park, 7 World Trade Center, near the PATH Train