It seems that everywhere you turn, there’s talk of the upcoming elections. Whether it’s on TV, the radio, the internet, or around the dinner table, political chatter and partisan attacks are everywhere.
However, on September 11, we should put aside those differences to remember those we lost in the terrorist attacks and those who sacrificed their lives in its aftermath. We should think about the many families and friends who lost someone dear to them.
Two years ago, Congress did exactly that when it passed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, a bill that would provide medical treatment and financial compensation for those first responders injured at Ground Zero. I am pleased with reports indicating that this week, certain types of cancer will be added to the illnesses covered under the act.
If you or someone you know needs help from the federal government recovering from a 9/11-related illness or injury, please call my Long Island office at 631-951-2210 for assistance.
This election season, instead of getting wrapped up in politics, let’s take a moment to remember those victims and rescue workers who still need our help today, and the memory of those we lost eleven years ago.