Updates and actions you can take to help 9/11 first responders: Zadroga Act Day of Action
I wanted to let you know we’re still making progress on the issue but have a day of action planned for November 4. Please go to your calendar right now and put ‘Zadroga Act Day of Action’ in there for November 4. I’ll send you an update that morning as a reminder but please call your member of Congress on November 4th and push for a permanent extension of the Zadroga Act.
Another way to support this day of action will be on Thunderclap. You can sign up now https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/32742-9-11-responders-need-your-help and it will post a message on Twitter or Facebook for you so your friends and family will also be reminded to make a call.
On September 30, 2015, Congress let the health care program for 9/11 first responders and survivors expire. We will never forget.
“1 month ago Congress let #911health Act expire. Now it’s time for action. Tell your representatives: #renew911health
On September 30, 2015, Congress let the health care program for 9/11 first responders and survivors expire.
The World Trade Center Health Program provides critical medical care and monitoring to the thousands of men and woman who served our country in its hour of need, and now suffer from 9/11-related illnesses and injuries.
More than 70,000 first responders and survivors receive monitoring or treatment. They live in every state, and in 433 of the 435 Congressional Districts across the country. More than 4,100 have a certified 9/11-related cancer. Many are disabled and unable to work.
And, more than 1,500 first responders and survivors have died from the illnesses contracted from 9/11 and its aftermath.
Still, over 30 days ago Congress allowed the authorization for the health program to expire.
Many of those in Washington will say that they will “Never Forget” the heroes and heroism on 9/11 and the days after, but when the time comes to actually help those still dealing with the health effects of 9/11, they are nowhere to be seen.
But you can do something about it.
Currently the legislation to renew and fully fund the programs have 58 bipartisan co-sponsors in the Senate and 202 in the House of Representatives. We need more to force Congress to Act.
Please help us spread the word on social media.
1. At the top of the page, join our Thunderclap via Twitter, Facebook, and/or Tumblr. Invite your friends and followers to do the same.
2. On November 4th, watch as everyone’s messages are simultaneously shared on social media.
3. Take two minutes to follow the link in the Thunderclap to contact your representative and ask that they co-sponsor the legislation that provides needed healthcare for 9/11 responders.