9/11 FAMILIES & SURVIVORS PROTEST OUTSIDE WHITE HOUSE AND HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE OUTSIDE SENATE DENOUNCING ANTICIPATED VETO

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Terry Strada: (973) 945-7420

Will implore President Obama to sign anti-terror sponsorship bill,
Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, S.2040

Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2016  – In response to signals from the White House that President Obama plans to veto the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), 9/11 families and survivors will protest outside the White House and move to outside the Senate for a press conference tomorrow, once again voicing their support of this legislation that would allow them to seek accountability in U.S. Courts for the 9/11 attacks, as well as allow other victims of terror attacks in the U.S. to also seek accountability.

JASTA unanimously passed both the Senate (May 17, 2016) and House (Sept. 9, 2016), but is threatened by a potential veto by President Obama. Fifteen years is already far too long to be asked to wait for accountability for the deaths and injuries suffered in the 9/11 attacks. Where Congress spoke so resoundingly in favor of JASTA, neither the President nor an army of Saudi lobbyists should prevent it.

 WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 12:30 p.m.
 WHERE: Lafayette Park in front of the White House

The group will move to the “Senate Swamp,” located on the grass across the drive from the east Senate steps for a press conference with Senator Blumenthal, other members of Congress, along with 9/11 family members and survivors.

 WHO: 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism consists of thousands of family members and survivors, seeking the truth, accountability and justice against all perpetrators of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against our nation

Rally speakers include:           

  • Terry Strada, National Chair of the 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism and widow of Tom Strada, killed at the World Trade Center
  • Kaitlyn Strada, Daughter of Tom Strada, who will speak on behalf of the 9/11 Children for Justice
  • Other 9/11 Family Members & Survivors