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Sep 21, 2015 In The News
“When that decision came down, all of us instinctively ran to Stonewall,” she said, adding: “I would say it is already a historic landmark. We just need government to catch up with the people.”
Sep 16, 2015 In The News

As Bill Maher would say, "New Rule": No politician can evoke "9/11" who does not support reauthorizing and fully funding the Zadroga Act.

Sep 16, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — Comedian Jon Stewart apologized to 9/11 first responders Wednesday saying it was embarrassing that they had to plead with Congress to renew their health and compensation coverage.

Sep 16, 2015 In The News

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart joined several dozen 9/11 first responders on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning to push Congress to pass a permanent extension of a bill to compensate those who became sick after working at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Sep 16, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — Comedian Jon Stewart rallied 9/11 first responders Wednesday by saying sorry.

“I am here today basically to apologize to all these men and women, that you had to come down here today,” Stewart said. “I am embarrassed for our country. I am embarrassed for New York.”

Sep 14, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) — Retired New York City firefighter Ray Pfeifer worked on the pile at Ground Zero. Now he’s working to stay alive, living with advanced kidney cancer since 2009.

“I am the luckiest Stage 4 cancer guy out there,” he said. “I can’t complain. I have 14 more years than my friends did.”

Sep 11, 2015 In The News

Soon after the horrific destruction of the World Trade Center towers 14 years ago, bumper stickers abounded in parallel with the nation’s grief. “Never Forget,” one proclaimed with great resolve. “We Will Always Remember,” promised another.

Sep 10, 2015 In The News

On the 14th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack against the U.S. in history, many first responders are pleading for the continuation of a program that pays for injuries sustained while responding to the call of duty and the illnesses they developed afterward.

Sep 10, 2015 In The News

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart is heading back to Washington next week—this time to lobby for a permanent extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health

Sep 10, 2015 In The News

Nicholas Poliseno uttered this statement calmly to Downtown Express after a press conference last week where elected officials pushed for the permanent reauthorization of the Zadroga Act, the 9/11 health bill which expires for patients in October.