WASHINGTON, DC – The Never Forget the Heroes Act will be introduced today at 3:00 p.m. at a press conference on Capitol Hill. Pitta & Baione LLP partners will be in D.C. to show our support.
This legislation would rescue the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund from its current funding crisis, and prevent further losses to 9/11 victims.
9/11 victims and their families will join Jon Stewart and bipartisan legislators Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Gory Gardner (R-CO), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY) in announcing the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. You can watch the press conference at 3 PM EST live streamed either on Senator Gillibrand’s official Facebook page which is here: https://www.facebook.com/SenKirstenGillibrand/ or Congresswoman Maloney’s official Twitter feed https://twitter.com/RepMaloney
Starting at 1 PM today, tweet your support for 9/11 victims with the hashtag #Renew911VCF.
They were told the air was safe to breathe. They helped us in our time of need. Now with cancer rates skyrocketing, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is out of money for victims. Don’t let Congress leave them in the dust. #Renew911VCF pic.twitter.com/Q72tGhlr4Q
— Pitta & Baione LLP (@PittaBaione) February 25, 2019
If you have not yet contacted your member of Congress to join in cosponsoring the legislation Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act has created a way that will make it easy for you to contact your Member of Congress.
We need to get your Member of Congress and your State’s Senators to join in co-sponsoring the legislation to fully fund the VCF, reverse the cuts and keep it open.
If you have not contacted your Members of Congress yet, please do it today.
If you have already, and they have not joined the bill, please call again.
If they have gone on the bill, please thank them for supporting injured and ill 9/11 responders.
Please share this email and urge your friends and neighbors to join you in contacting your Members of Congress.