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NYC CAN: A heartfelt thank you - We couldn't have done it without you.

August 1, 2014

Dear friends,

Yesterday was a special day for all of us who have supported the High-Rise Safety Initiative in any way. After three months of pounding the NYC pavement, we finished our petition drive.

We started petitioning on May 1st after three months of working to build support and collect donations. Thanks to the generosity and faith of so many supporters, we were able to raise enough in those early months to get the petition drive started on time. Still needing more funds to make it to our eventual goal of 100,000 signatures, your generosity continued to pave the way until this past week when we reached our final fundraising goal and then finished the job we set out to do.

All told, we gathered over 100,000 signatures from NYC voters between May 1st and July 31st, 67,000 of which were submitted on July 3rd, and 33,000 of which will be submitted on September 4th. We could not have accomplished this feat without you and your incredible commitment to this vital cause. For that, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Now the voters have spoken and it is incumbent upon the City of New York to honor their request for a measure to be placed on the ballot requiring the City to investigate the collapse of WTC 7 and any future high-rise collapses. We will learn next week whether the City will try to stand in the way of the voters. If it does, we are prepared to do battle in court, and we are confident of defeating what would be a baseless challenge to the petition.

In the meantime, let us celebrate and feel grateful for what we have accomplished. Thank you.

Yours truly,

Ted Walter

NYC CAN | tedwalter@nyccan.org | NYC Coalition for Accountability Now | 1 Penn Plaza Suite 6293 | New York, NY 10119

Outstanding job!

This is money well spent. 100,000 signatures shows there's wide support for 9/11 truth and forces priceless media coverage of a veto-proof ballot initiative. It also secures a nice chunk of voters who are motivated to give their support in Nov. Big thanks to Ted Walter. Onward!

Too true

And it should be noted that those 100K+ signatures are just NYC residents. Extrapolate this support to around the country and 9/11 truth has a great foundation of support. It will be interesting to see as this initiative is adopted how opponents to it will try to frame their side of the issue.

Yes, it will

Opponents will try to frame this as being a fringe effort that is offensive to 9/11 families.... we must frame it as a mainstream initiative comprised OF families and building professionals. This is why the 100K is so impressive -- it shows large NYC local support. Opponents will try to keep it off the ballot too, but that's not going to work this time. Top legal advice was consulted from the beginning.

Instead of a billboard about the Twin Towers...

...next to the New York Times building, why not take out a full page add in the New York Times for the High-Rise Safety Initiative? Assuming, of course, that the Initiative gets on the ballot.

Good job

It will be cool if this actually works.

And then even cooler if something happens beyond that.