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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in joining us! It should be really exciting!