New York City Card Includes 9/11 Health Funding
April 14, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg released the fourth annual New York City Card, a credit-card sized guide for New York’s political donor community. The card details pending federal and state issues and priorities. This year’s card lists five of the city’s top agenda items, such as long-term federal funding of a WTC treatment program for responders, workers and community members.
“The NYC Card sends a clear message to all those who seek political contributions in our City: support those who support you,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “We have taken aggressive steps to help see our City through tough economic times and by harnessing the power of New York City’s political and financial influence, we will help ensure that our City’s priorities have a voice in Albany and Washington.”
In addition to the card, the city will send legislative alerts and briefing sheets to card holders. The alerts and briefing sheets will include key legislator contact information for cardholders to contact about city issues. The city’s 9/11 health web site tracks pending WTC health-related legislation, such as the federal 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (HR 847) . The bill now has 56 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives.
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