Yesterday marked the 15th anniversary since 9/11. The first veterans of what would be called the “War on Terror” were those first responders who ran into the carnage to save lives ultimately losing their own and the men and women who later went through rubble searching for the remains of fallen. They were the first to answer the call to service for a stunned nation. Since those attacks, those first responders have been stricken by illnesses caused by exposure to that toxic environment. In 2010 the Congress took up The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. After three attempts it was finally passed and each year subsequently it has passed. Each year though, it faces harsh opposition. Congressman Devin Nunes, my opponent, has voted against the Law nine times and failed to vote three times. While John Stewart was able to public shame enough in that body to pass the law, Nunes felt none of it.
In unrelated news, I have some yard signs in and am gearing up for the home leg of the race. Contact me if you are interested in a yard sign. Also any help you may give is appreciated.