Today the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) participated in a Thunderclap urging Congress to take up the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act. The previous program that treated thousands of Americans suffering from 9/11 related injuries and illnesses expired on September 30th of this year.
"More than 70,000 first responders and survivors from across the country are in need of monitoring or treatment from the heinous attacks on our country that fateful day," said Don Mihalek, Legislative Director. "It's imperative that Congress act now to ensure that our heroes are afforded the treatment and care they deserve."
Legislation with significant bipartisan majorities has been introduced in both the House and Senate.
The mass social media message reached over 3.5 million people and linked to a site where users could enter their information to find their member of Congress.
The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (www.fleoa.org) is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan professional association that exclusively represents over 26,000 active and retired federal law enforcement officers from over 65 Agencies.