Editorial Support – 2018
Below are links to editorials in support of injured and ill 9/11 responders, survivors and their families getting the help they need and deserve.
Honor the heroes: The city and country must do right by 9/11 responders
NY Daily News, December 26, 2018
When, last spring, Mayor de Blasio implored the Legislature to defeat a bill requiring the city to grant unlimited sick time for municipal employees for line-of-duty ailments incurred during the World Trade Center rescue and recovery, he promised that he would grant the benefits through collective bargaining.
Help the heroes: Every representative from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut must back the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
NY Daily News, October 18, 2018
When the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund — which aids the victims and heroes who suffered the toxic effects of the World Trade Center’s destruction — passed Congress in 2010, it had the backing of every House member from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
To the rescue: The 9/11 compensation fund is running out of money
NY Daily News, October 9, 2018
As the steady toll of disease and death from exposure to the toxic air unleashed from the destruction of the World Trade Center grows, it has become sadly clear the billions set aside by Congress for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund in 2010 and 2015 will not be enough.
Times Ledger, September 14, 2018
Tuesday marked the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and in Queens — as across the country — we marked the tragedy with somber tributes to remember those who lost their lives.
Editorial: As 9/11-related illnesses increase, don’t forget those victims
Journal Courier, September 13, 2018
The 17th anniversary commemorations of the Sept. 11 terror attacks are over, but there is a growing group of victims that can’t be forgotten.
As toll of 9/11-related illnesses rises, we can’t forget these victims
Bangor Daily News, September 13, 2018
The 17th anniversary commemorations of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are over, but there is a growing group of victims that can’t be forgotten.
Trump budget plan for World Trade Center health program threatens first responders
Journal News, April 12, 2018
Keep 9/11 program and longtime NIOSH partner together in the CDC
Change in 9/11 program could harm thousands
Newsday, February 21, 2018
Don’t fix what’s not broken.
Piling on 9/11’s heroes by messing around with the WTC Health Program
NY Daily News, February 21, 2018
It took years of struggle for the heroes who labored on the smoldering pile after 9/11 to shame Washington to take responsibility for the deteriorating health of those poisoned by the toxins unleashed when the WTC fell.