He's urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass the 9/11 Zadroga Act.
And no matter what your politics are, you'll agree with him on this. The 9/11 first responders are the people that worked tirelessly to help the victims of the most horrific terrorist attack our nation has ever experienced. Since that attack many of them have experienced serious health issues due to exposure to dust and toxins at Ground Zero. The Zadroga Act provides health monitoring and financial aid to sick 9/11 workers; it was signed into law in 2011 and expired October 1st, 2015. Congress needs to pass the reauthorization act so that we can continue providing these necessary resources to the people who worked so hard on one of the worst days in recent history.
Social media pressure worked in 2010.
At the time, there was not enough support for the bill in Congress. Now, the support is there, but Senator Mitch McConnell prevented the reauthorization. I'd like to encourage all my fellow Vinglers to share this on their twitter or facebook. My hope is that if we all raise our voices the Senate Majority Leader will be forced to listen to us, and will keep his word and add the reauthorization to an upcoming bill. Tell Senator Mitch McConnell that we can't continue to be the #worstresponders. Our heroes deserve better.