September 9, 2008

Ballot Initiative Success!

Calling all New York City residents and supporters of truth and justice!

Updated 9/9/08

Thanks to all the hard-working petitioners who have spent months on this historice effort, we have now gathered over 30,000 signatures of NYCregistered voters!

This is the minimum requirement to submit a ballot initiative to NY City Council. Now the foundation has been established. From here we will build and create a winning campaign that will result in placing the Initiative for a new, independent, comprehensive 9/11 investigation on the ballot in 2009. Read on...

Press Conference on
7th Anniversary of 9/11 for
NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative

St. Marks Church
2nd Avenue & 10th Street, Manhattan

Thurs. Sept. 11th, 2:00pm

NYC 911 Ballot Initiative Campaign
Announces Milestone of 30,000 Petition Signatures!

Speakers: William Pepper, Cynthia McKinney, William Rodriguez
(New York, NY, Sept. 8, 2008) --- On the 7th Anniversary of 9/11, the NYC 911 Ballot Initiative Campaign will announce it's historic achievement of having secured 30,000 signatures towards the creation of a new investigation of the crimes of 9/11/01! Members of the Campaign will be joined by speakers Dr. William Pepper, international human rights attorney, William Rodriguez, who saved many lives that day and was last man out of the World Trade Center, Cynthia McKinney, former Congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate, along with other surprise guests. Campaign representatives will inform the public of its achievement and lay out the path ahead towards a new investigation of 9/11. The gathering of 30,000 petition signatures of NYC voters is the minimum amount required for placement on the ballot. [my bold]
“Large parts of the official U.S. Government story of what happened on September 11, 2001 are almost certainly lies. Tragically, the entire course of U.S. foreign and domestic policies since that date has grown out of these falsehoods. These are my personal judgments, but they are the very questions on which members of the investigating commission now being organized by the New York City 9/11 Ballot Initiative must make their own judgments.”
William Christison, retired National Intelligence Officer, former Director of the Office of Political and Regional Affairs, Central IntelligenceAgency.
Though the need for a new investigation is paramount, it is unlikely (nor desirable for that matter) that Congress nor any other government body are likely to take action. But through the current NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign the voters of New York City can create the conditions that would lead to an authentic, comprehensive investigation, which according to CBS/NY Times polls indicate as many as 84 million Americans would support! [my bold]
It is important to recognize that this effort is supported by many of the families of victims of 9/11. Many prominent Americans have also voiced their support. These include former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, consumer advocate Ralph Nader, Tony award winning actress Christine Ebersole, Dallas Cowboy football player Mark Stepnowski, AZ state senator Karen Johnson, former FBI field agent Colleen Rowley, retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern, retired NSA analyst Wayne Madsen, former senators Mike Gravel and Lincoln Chafee, Grammy award-winning hip hop artists Arrested Development, and more.
Unlike the woefully inadequate Kean/Hamilton Commission created by the Bush Administration, the citizen-based NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign will facilitate a genuine and impartial investigation, carried out by a lawfully recognized body, with subpoena authority, who will follow the evidence wherever it may lead. The Commission also intends to pursue remedies towards the alleviation of the hardships faced by many of those 9/11 first responders who have suffered terrible health effects and financial loss as a consequence of their heroic actions during that time.
In order to achieve the goal of placing the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative on the ballot This may be the only opportunity to obtain truth and justice for the victims of 9/11. People of conscience around the world are awaiting the outcome. Come hear why the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative is the campaign whose time has come.
The NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign is a citizen-based effort to call attention to the fact that the U.S. government did not conduct a thorough investigation of 9/11. Through the creation of a public referendum, the most basic of democratic processes, the voters of NYC can now use their power of the petition to place a ballot initiative on the general election of 2009. This Initiative is designed to enable voters to create a new, independent, impartial Commission to conduct a thorough, fact-driven investigation of the most momentous event of our time.
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