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  • Nassau County Renames Park in Honor of 9/11 Hero Det. Luis Alvarez

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    Nassau County Renames Park in Honor of 9/11 Hero Luis Alvarez

    By Michael Barasch

    A Nassau County park has been dedicated to Luis Alvarez, the cancer-stricken NYPD detective who in the months before his 2019 death became the face of the movement to secure permanent health and death benefits for thousands of 9/11 first responders. The former Terrell Avenue Park in Oceanside, located less than half a mile from […]

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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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  • Victim Compensation Fund

    Help Convince Reluctant Senators to Vote in Favor of the VCF Extension

    By Michael Barasch

    As you know, I was in D.C. this week with Rich Alles and Lee London of my firm. We brought down dozens of 9/11 responders, and we were joined by 9/11 advocates Jon Stewart and John Feal, Ellie Engler of the United Federation of Teachers and Lila Nordstrom of Studentsof911. In sum, we are making […]

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  • Tune in LIVE Tomorrow Morning: Watch The House Judiciary Committee Hearing on the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

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    Tune in LIVE Tomorrow Morning: Watch The House Judiciary Committee Hearing on the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    Tune in LIVE tomorrow, Tuesday June 11th at 10 am: The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The hearing will focus on the need to reverse the 50-70% cuts to the awards that so many were waiting on and to permanently reauthorize the VCF. This will […]

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  • Michael Barasch, Dr. Kerry Kelly, and Shelli Sonstein

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    Spreading the Word about Extending and Funding the Victim Compensation Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    Mike Barasch and Dr. Kerry Kelly were interviewed by Shelli Sonstein on Q104.3 about the health consequences of World Trade Center toxic dust exposure, and the efforts being made to extend the Victim Compensation Fund.

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  • Michael Barasch and Richard Alles Featured in Retired Member's Association Newsletter

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    Michael Barasch and Richard Alles Featured in Retired Member’s Association Newsletter

    By Michael Barasch

    Good friend Michael Barasch and retired DC Rich Alles were on hand to urge members to sign up for the Victims Compensation Fund which ends 12/18/2020. They passed out literature about the VCF and info about all the cancers affecting us now. Mike told the membership to get a full body scan at least once […]

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