From first responder John Feal, who is currently leading efforts to secure potentially lifesaving medical care for the surviving 9/11 first responders:
Please contact Senator Mitch McConnell immediately.
Dec 2, 2015 — I’m outside of Senator McConnell’s office right now and need your help because he’s holding up our bill. Please reach out to Senator Mitch McConnell’s office immediately and tell him to meet with first responders who are outside his office in the Senate Russell Building:
Call: (202) 224-2541 or (502) 582-6304
If no one answers, try again!
All you need to say is “Tell Senator McConnell to meet with 9/11 first responders. As an American taxpayer I expect our government to give permanent health coverage to those who risked their lives on 9/11. Will Senator Mitch McConnell stand with the American people who will never forget? I hope he knows our heroes were there for our nation on that tragic day so we should be for them now instead of playing politics with human lives.”
PLEASE sign this quick and easy online petition in support of extending the James Zadroga Act, which will continue to provide lifesaving medical care to 9/11 First Responders. The act is named for NYPD Officer James Zadroga, who died in 2006 due to his exposure to toxic chemicals during his rescue efforts at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He was the first police officer whose death was attributed to an illness resulting from the rescue efforts.
The link below will take you directly to a change.org petition to ask Congress to extend the act, and you can read a personal appeal by John Feal, a United States Army Veteran who was himself a First Responder.
I am reaching out in particular to all of my fellow New Yorkers. Signing this petition took me less than four seconds. If we all sign and then share this link, it will be the very least that we can do to help the bravest and best of New Yorkers, who now, in turn, need our help.
Please share this petition as well, and talk to your family and friends about this. Again, this really is the very least that we can do.