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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.
It makes me angry about veterans too @Rukia530. We send them to war, and we send them into danger, we should at least be able to take care of them
This pisses me off. 馃槨 Of course I'll spread the word. My husband may not be here anymore but I'm still in contact with that family of first responders. (I found out that the minion and I have a lifetime "membership". 馃槈 hehe) This is wrong. We expect these people to be there to protect us asap when we need them, but we won't protect them?!
Exactly! we should be treating them with better care, if we expect them to risk their lives for us every day @Rukia530!
@ButterflyBlu exactly! These people are essential. They work incredibly hard and it's not an easy job. I think what really ticks me off is that we were willing to bail out wall street so greedy brokers could keep exploiting vulnerable people and making millions, but we're not willing to take care of the people that actually HELP people for a living
It's pretty disturbing sometimes how this country's government "takes care" of those who serves/served and protect us. @nicolejb
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