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On September 10, 2011 at 8:46 am, thousands will gather in Lower Manhattan to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. The Manhattan Young Democrats will be there, and we’d like you to join us. To sign up, fill out this Google form: http://bit.ly/hand-in-hand If for some reason the link does not work, you can email us directly at email@example.com. We will send you information on where to meet up and when. After the event you are invited to come to Battery Park and place a message or memento on The WALL OF REMEMBRANCE.
The Republicans have shown their true stripes, and they are neither Red nor White. This bit is utterly brilliant – and I don’t say that about Jon Stewart a lot (yeah, I’m still a Democrat under 30). If you think the Republican Party owes 9/11 first responders a deep apology and healthcare this is the piece for you. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Lame-as-F@#k Congress www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on Facebook
From the Huffington Post: House Republicans late Thursday were able to corral enough votes to defeat a bill that would have provided up to $7.4 billion in aid to those sickened by toxins resulting from the 9/11 attacks. In the process, they set off a host of fiery speeches and denunciations from their Democratic colleagues and produced a veritable YouTube moment from Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y), whose district includes many of the affected. Well worth watching:
Count me as someone who would philosophically like to see the 9/11 suspects tried in the former shadow of the World Trade Center. I think it would be powerfully symbolic to the world and illustrate the best principles of American justice in a time when that concept has withstood a serious test under the Bush administration. (I also believe that terrorists should treated as criminals rather than “enemy-combatants.”) And speaking for myself, a citizen who admittedly did not live in New York in 2001, but does spend each weekday in lower Manhattan, I do not believe we should allow the fear of further attack to influence decisions like this… But reading an article like this, a good case is made … More >>
The Obama administration stunned New York‘s delegation Thursday, dropping the bombshell news that it does not support funding the 9/11 health bill. The state’s two senators and 14 House members met with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius just hours before President Obama implored in his speech to the nation for Congress to come together and deliver a government that delivers on its promises to the American people. So the legislators were floored to learn the Democratic administration does not want to deliver for the tens of thousands of people who sacrificed after 9/11, and the untold numbers now getting sick. “I was stunned — and very disappointed,” said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who like most of the other legislators … More >>