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March 19, 2007

Dear FOS11 Member,

Senators Clinton, Kennedy and Enzi are holding a hearing this week in Washington, DC regarding 9/11 health as part of the Senate HELP committee.

They have a large hearing room reserved, so please let whomever you think may be interested in attending know about it.

They would also like help in collecting written testimony from individuals whose health has been affected by 9/11. Testimony can be emailed to Case Button at: case_button@clinton.senate.gov in a word document, and will be submitted as part of the record. They can collect testimony for up to ten days after the hearing, but would prefer to get testimony prior to the hearing so that they have examples available to cite. The testimony doesn’t have to be lengthy or formal – its an opportunity for first responders, building and construction trades workers, volunteers, residents, office workers, students and others who are experiencing health problems as a result of 9/11 to tell their story. The purpose of the hearing is to help continue to make the case for why federal funding is needed for long term physical and mental health monitoring and treatment.

The testimony can be addressed to: Senator Clinton, Senator Kennedy, Senator Enzi, and the members of the HELP Committee.

Hearing information:
Date: Wednesday, March 21st
Time: 10:00am
Location: Senate Hart Building, Room 216 (SH216), Washington, DC

Witnesses include:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Dr. Robin Herbert, Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Kerry Kelly, Chief Medical Officer, FDNY
Dr. Jim Melius, Chair, Advisory Board of the World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program