Tell Congress to Renew the Zadroga Act

The heroes of 9/11 need your help.

In 2016, the healthcare and benefits programs provided to 9/11 first responders and survivors under the 2010 James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act will expire unless Congress passes legislation to renew the Act and provide continued funding.

Legislation to renew the Zadroga Act has strong support in both the House and Senate, including co-sponsorship by every member of the New York Congressional delegation.  But some senators and representatives from other states have been slow to sign on.

That’s where you come in.   

The tool above allows you to look up your senators and representatives to see whether they have signed on as a cosponsor to the Zadroga Act renewal bill.  If they haven’t, you can use the tool to call, email or Tweet to demand their support.  It is especially important for PBA retirees and other former NYPD members who have moved out of state to remind their representatives that this is not just a New York issue. 

There is no expiration date for our nation's moral obligation to care for those who sacrificed their health on 9/11 or in the rescue, recovery and clean-up efforts that followed.  With your help, we can ensure that Congress honors that obligation permanently.

Patrick J. Lynch