There has been so much progress with the High-Rise Safety Initiative this past month, I hardly know where to start!
After two months of pounding the pavement and talking to NYC voters, they submitted over 67,000 signatures to the City on July 3rd, more than double the 30,000 required to include the proposal for a new WTC 7 investigation on the ballot this November â€“ ensuring that at least 30,000 are valid.
And, in recent weeks, they began to garner significant media coverage. It started with a story from Crainâ€™s New York Business on June 25 that eventually led to full-blown media exposure over the last few days, highlighted by Mayor Bill de Blasioâ€™s anticipated vitriolic denouncement of the campaign as â€œridiculousâ€, â€œinsensitiveâ€ and â€œinappropriateâ€. On Friday evening, the campaign moved from print to TV as NY1, New Yorkâ€™s leading cable news channel, did a relatively balanced and informative report on the campaign, which included snippets from an interview with the campaignâ€™s director, Ted Walter.
After gaining the attention of New Yorkâ€™s media and political establishment, and their remarkable achievement of submitting 67,000 petition signatures, I can say without reservation that this is one of the best opportunities the 9/11 Truth Movement has ever had to communicate our message to the public on a massive scale and, quite possibly, bring about a new investigation into the events of 9/11.
The Next Step:
Submit 33,000 more signatures to ensure placement on the ballot
Now, the campaign must gather and submit another 33,000 signatures by September 4th. This will ensure that if the City Council fails to take action on the petition, or votes it down â€“ which the Mayor and City Council Speaker are pushing for â€“ the proposal will be placed on the ballot, regardless of what the Mayor or City Council say.
Already theyâ€™ve gathered 8,000 of the 33,000 signatures, but they cannot go any further until they reach the ultimate fundraising goal of $250,000. Fortunately, they are just $47,500 away from that goal â€“ and we can raise that right now, today, if each and every one of us who wants to see a new WTC 7 investigation does our part.
Please give as generously as your heart and personal finances allow. This is a rare and unprecedented opportunity â€“ and we must ensure that it has every chance of success.
Visit HighRiseSafetyNYC.org/donate to contribute today.
Thank you so much for your continued generosity and commitment to this cause. We, and our friends at the High-Rise Safety Initiative, are eternally grateful for your support and dedication.
Very truly yours,
Richard Gage, AIA
Founder/CEO, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth