Fund the 9/11 Health Program

On September 28, 2022, DID membership approved a resolution calling for the U.S. Congress to fund the 9/11 Health Act. The resolution included the following letter:

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Dan Goldman, Democratic Nominee for House of Representatives, CD10
Hon. Nydia Velázquez, U.S. Representative, CD07
Hon. Jerrald Nadler, U.S. Representative, CD10
Hon. Carolyn Maloney, U.S. Representative, CD12
Hon. Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator
Hon. Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator

Dear Hon. Nadler, Maloney, and Velazquez, Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand, and Nominee Goldman,

Enclosed please find a Resolution approved by Downtown Independent Democrats General Membership on September 28, 2022:

Fund the 9/11 Health Program

In light of the devastating events of 9/11/2001 and the impact to survivors, Lower Manhattan residents urge the Federal government to extend the contracts for the World Trade Center Environmental Health Center (WTC EHC) and Data Center to administer the WTCHealth Program’s Survivor Program, and pass the 9/11 Responder and Survivor Health Funding Correction Act (HR 4965) to fund the health program. 

Sincerely,

Richard Corman
President, Downtown Independent Democrats

Enclosure

cc: Hon. Eric Adams, NYC Mayor
Hon. Christopher Marte, NYC Council Member
Hon. Carlina Rivera, NYC Council Member
Hon. Adrienne Adams, NYC Council Speaker
Hon. Mark Levine, Manhattan Borough President
Hon. Jumaane Williams, NYC Public Advocate
Hon. Brad Lander, NYC Comptroller
Hon. Alvin Bragg, Manhattan District Attorney
Tammy Meltzer, Chair, Manhattan Community Board 1
Jeannine Kiely, Chair, Manhattan Community Board 2
Paul Rangel, Chair, Manhattan Community 3 

Hon. Kathy Hochul, NYS Governor
Hon. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, NYS Sen. Leader
Hon. Carl Heastie, NYS Assembly Speaker
Hon. Brad Hoylman, NY State Senator
Hon. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, NYS Sen. Leader
Hon. Carl Heastie, NYS Assembly Speaker
Hon. Brad Hoylman, NY State Senator
Hon. Brian Kavanagh, NY State Senator
Hon. Harvey Epstein, NY State Assembly
Hon. Deborah J. Glick, NY State Assembly
Hon. Yuh-Line Niou, NY State Assembly