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    Jon Stewart Presents “Brothers Before Others” Ally Award to Mike Barasch

    By Michael Barasch

    Jon Stewart presented Mike Barasch with the annual Ally Award, given by “Brothers Before Others”, a wonderful charitable organization that helps responders deal with fatalities and mental illness.  Mike was honored for his “tireless efforts supporting the 9/11 Community.” Jon’s kind words of introduction were “You know an event is special when an attorney is […]

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  • City’s Highest Civic Honor Awarded to Advocates for 9/11 Illness Victims

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    City’s Highest Civic Honor Awarded to Advocates for 9/11 Illness Victims

    By Michael Barasch

    After years of worry that the federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund might expire, New Yorkers and people from around the country celebrated the law that authorized its extension through the year 2090. The new law and its updated, strengthened provisions would not have come without the efforts of many dedicated advocates, some of whom are […]

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  • Jon Stewart, well-known 9/11 advocate John Feal, and Ret. FDNY Deputy Chief and Director of 9/11 Outreach at Barasch & McGarry Richard Alles this morning on the TODAY Show

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    Jon Stewart Joins 9/11 Advocates to Urge Extension of the VCF

    By Michael Barasch

    On September 5, Jon Stewart was joined on the TODAY Show by Barasch & McGarry’s Director of Outreach, Ret. FDNY Deputy Chief Richard Alles and well-known 9/11 advocate John Feal. They discussed the importance of registering with the World Trade Center Health Program and warned about the soon-to-expire Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). They also appeared […]

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    Michael Barasch Joined Jon Stewart at 9/11 Event at WTC Museum

    By Michael Barasch

    Mike Barasch joined comedian and 9/11 activist Jon Stewart, as well as Rich Alles of “9/11 Health Watch” and John Feal of the “Feal Good Foundation” on Sunday, December 18th at the WTC Museum.  Stewart hosted a Live Facebook event to bring awareness to the WTC Health Program which provides free medical monitoring and treatment –not […]

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    Jon Stewart Makes Surprise ‘Daily Show’ Return for 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    Mike Barasch watched with gratitude as Jon Stewart returned to the Daily Show to shine a light on Congress’ refusal to pass legislation that would extend the Zadroga Health and Compensation Act (including the Victim Compensation Fund). Stewart urged viewers to contact Senate Majority Leader McConnell and House Speaker Ryan to urge them to pass […]

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