Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act – JASTA S.2040/H.R.3815

9/11 FAMILIES AND SURVIVORS THANK SENATORS BLUMENTHAL AND MCCONNELL FOLLOWING PROTEST

McConnell pledges Senate will stay in session to block anticipated Presidential veto of JASTA Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 2016 – Dozens of 9/11 family members and survivors protested outside the White House yesterday, calling for President Obama to sign the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), a bill that he has threatened to veto. Following… Continue reading 9/11 FAMILIES AND SURVIVORS THANK SENATORS BLUMENTHAL AND MCCONNELL FOLLOWING PROTEST

Manchester Terrorist Attack Statement

We, the 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism, stand united with Manchester and others around the world who are touched daily by terrorism. Tragically, we know firsthand the depth of pain and heartache brought on by acts of terror. Our devastation is what drives our pursuit of an ideal where no other… Continue reading Manchester Terrorist Attack Statement

9/11 FAMILIES STATEMENT ON PROPOSED SENATE EFFORT TO GUT JASTA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  CONTACT: Terry Strada: (973) 945-7420 9/11 FAMILIES STATEMENT ON PROPOSED SENATE EFFORT TO TORPEDO JASTA (Washington, D.C.) – The 9/11 Families and Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism today expressed their firm opposition to proposed legislative language offered by U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain that would effectively gut the Justice Against Sponsors… Continue reading 9/11 FAMILIES STATEMENT ON PROPOSED SENATE EFFORT TO GUT JASTA

ANTI-TERRORISM BILL, JASTA, BECOMES LAW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Terry Strada, (973) 945-7420 9/11 Families and Survivors grateful for Congress’ support and veto override Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 2016 – Fifteen years after 9/11/01 and seven years since Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) was presented, Congress has finally acted, allowing the 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism the… Continue reading ANTI-TERRORISM BILL, JASTA, BECOMES LAW

Response to the Message of the President Accompanying His Veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

Late in the day on Friday, September 23rd, President Obama vetoed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), a bill that was passed unanimously by the Senate and by the House of Representatives without a single objection. Given the measure’s unanimous passage by both the Senate and House, and following nearly seven years of… Continue reading Response to the Message of the President Accompanying His Veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

Statement from the National Chair for 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism THIS IS STILL AMERICA

Last time I checked, we still have a President, democracy and pledge allegiance to the United States of America. And, no, we don’t live in Saudi Arabia. As odd as this may sound, it seems that our politicians and now many fortune 500 companies may have forgotten these basic principles and are being lobbied heavily… Continue reading Statement from the National Chair for 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism THIS IS STILL AMERICA

Statement regarding President Obama’s veto of the anti-terrorism bill JASTA

Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2016 – We are outraged and dismayed at the President’s veto of JASTA and the unconvincing and unsupportable reasons that he offers as explanation. No matter how much the Saudi lobbying and propaganda machine may argue otherwise, JASTA is a narrowly drawn statute that restores longstanding legal principles that have enjoyed bipartisan support… Continue reading Statement regarding President Obama’s veto of the anti-terrorism bill JASTA

Response on Behalf of 9/11 Families and Victims to the European Union’s Letter of Concern Regarding JASTA

Yesterday afternoon, reports surfaced that the European Union presented a letter to the State Department expressing concerns about the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), a measure unanimously passed by both chambers of Congress earlier this year after nearly seven years of careful deliberation and refinement. The letter, which was somehow obtained and distributed… Continue reading Response on Behalf of 9/11 Families and Victims to the European Union’s Letter of Concern Regarding JASTA