When: Wednesday April 30, 7:30 pm
Where: St. Mark's Church, 2nd Avenue @ 10th Street

The New York City 9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign, a non-profit, citizens based organization, whose goal is the creation of an independent commission to lead a new investigation into the tragedy of 9/11, will be holding a rally on Wednesday, April 30th at 7:30 PM at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery. The campaign hopes to put the issue of a new investigation of 9/11 on the November 2008 NYC ballot as a public referendum. Come and learn about this historic effort! Press packets will be available. Visit www.nyc911initiative.org for full campaign details.

Featured guest speakers include:

Dr. William Pepper, international human rights attorney

John Feal, Director of the Feal Good Foundation, dedicated to meeting the health needs of thousands of sick first responders

Bob McIlvaine, 9/11 victim family member

Ralph Schoenman & Mya Shone, hosts of Taking Aim on WBAI-FM

Lynne Stewart, the people's lawyer
and other guests to be announced.

The event will be moderated by the Reverend Frank Morales.

The rally will be an opportunity for the press and public to learn about the 9/11 Ballot Initiative campaign and to fill out petitions. Residents in the NYC metro area will be encouraged to participate in this historic campaign which combines principles of Direct Democracy with the effort to establish truth and accountability for 9/11, which is something the government will not do but a responsible citizenry can and must do. Upon reaching 30,000 valid signatures which are lawfully required to put the Initiative on the ballot, NYC voters will be enabled to create a fact-driven investigation of 9/11, which will be distinct from the former Kean-Hamilton Commission because this will go beyond political agendas by exploring all possible scenarios, following the evidence wherever it may lead.

It would seem reasonable that in the NYC metro area we can get 500 volunteers get just 200 signatures each by the end of June, which is the deadline. This can be done in 20-25 hours in the right places while having a good time at it! We would end up with 100,000 signatures which will make the necessary impact statement to NY City Council and the press. See photos of petitioners at www.nyc911initiative.org/petitioning.htm.

Please spread the word so that all people who struggle for justice and progress can be encouraged that there's an effort underway to obtain truth and accountability for the foundational event which has been used to justify U.S. imperial policy abroad and repressive measures at home!

Join the campaign for a new, honest and authentic investigation of 9/11! We owe it to the victims, the first responders, ourselves, and future generations.

Steering Committee for
the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative

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Here's a great YOUTUBE on the Initiative at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTmJ2ou6sFQ .