Wednesday, June 20, 2007

NADLER/CLINTON Holding Companion Hearings -- Former EPA Chief Christie Whitman to Testify!

Finally some action again!
Both hearings can be watched live online --
The Senate hearing: (June 20th)
The Congressional hearing: (June 25th)

We are looking for people to go down to Washington on June 25th for the Nadler hearing, at which Christie Whitman will appear. It should be interesting and it's important that we make an appearance to reiterate how concerned we are about this issue!

If you are interested, e-mail right away! Community groups are organizing busses that will go down for the day.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

More from Metro NY

Check out this article in Metro NY about the difficultly of aquiring data about who is sick among Stuyvesant alumni. It also mentions the lobbying trip to DC!

Friday, March 02, 2007

NYT Editorial

Check out this editorial from the New York Times. It's about time they came out in support of 9/11 victims on this issue! The link is here.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Sen. Schumer and 9/11 Health

Check out this article about Senator Schumer's involvement (and lack of) in the 9/11 health issues that came out in today's Village Voice -- It's a really great piece! Here is the link.

Monday, February 19, 2007


We've finally set a date for the lobbying trip to D.C. We will be going down March 7th and 8th. The trip will include office visits to several members of Congress and the Senate, as well as a press conference organized with the help of Rep. Nadler's office for our visit. If you will be in DC or would like to join us (we can arrange accomodations) please e-mail as soon as possible!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


We're going down in DC in support of the Nadler/Clinton 9/11 Comprehensive Health Benefits bill in mid-March. The date is still being determined, but if you are interested, please e-mail with any date preferences so we can take people's availability into consideration when deciding on a date.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Jan. 22nd Press Conference

Today was a major press conference organized by Rep. Maloney's office and also featuring Sen. Clinton, Sen. Schumer (big first!), Rep. Nadler, Rep. Fosella. Additionally, several sick first responders, resident group representitives, and myself spoke.
The conference was organized to publicize the fact that several sick first responders (and in one case, the son of a sick first responder) are being sent to DC by the New York contingent to attend the State of the Union address tomorrow night. The conference went well; Clinton's late addition to the roster proved to really send interest in the issue skyrocketing! Check out the press coverage if you get a chance and check back for more updates and links to the coverage!

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Our lobbying trip to DC has been postponed! We will most likely be going down in March, and will hopefully coincide with people's spring breaks! Please stay tuned and sorry about the confusion! Some changes are being made to the legislation and we need to wait out a final draft of the bill.

Thursday, January 04, 2007


We're planning a lobbying trip to Washington in conjunction with Rep. Nadler's office in support of a bill he is introducing with Sen. Clinton called the 9/11 Comprehensive Health Benefits Act, and we're still looking for people to join us! We'll be speaking to members of congress January 18th and 19th. E-mail if you're interested in joining us! It should be really exciting!