NYC CAN Ballot Initiative

Join Me in Supporting a New WTC 7 Investigation

Dear Friend,

Today is Day 5 of the High-Rise Safety Initiative's Matching Gift Fundraiser.

I just contributed $500 because I believe the High-Rise Safety Initiative represents our best opportunity yet to obtain a real investigation into the events that took my son's life.

Please join me by contributing what you can. Every dollar you give will be matched by two generous donors, doubling the value of your contribution.

Visit to learn more and make your contribution. A little bit goes a long way when we are in this together.

In gratitude,

Bob McIlvaine 




Fellow Advocates:

Thank you to everyone who helped make Building What?! Day 4 an amazing success.

12 down. 39 to go.

NYC CAN drops ballot intitiative strategy for PR effort

Group promoting vote on new 9-11 probe will switch to PR effort
by Peter Duveen

PETER'S NEW YORK, Friday, October 16, 2009--Political activists promoting a ballot initiative to establish a new investigation into the events of September 11, 2001 have abandoned that effort in favor of a public relations push, according to an email sent out by the group today.

NYC CAN, which mounted a petition drive among New York City voters for a ballot initiative to establish a commission to reinvestigate 9-11, had gathered 80,000 signatures of registered New York City voters in support of the measure. A judge recently shot the petition down, meaning that the measure will not appear on the New York City ballot this November.

Instead of mounting a new petition drive, the organization has chosen to pursue other avenues to broaden public acceptance for the need for a new 9-11 investigation, according to a statement emailed to supporters.

An open letter to Justice Edward Lehner on denying 9/11 justice

An open letter to Justice Edward Lehner on denying 9/11 justice
By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Associate Editor

Oct 14, 2009

Justice Lehner of the New York State Supreme Court: When did the call come to decide against this ballot initiative, or was it simply your own thought to rubberstamp Referee Louis Crespo’s recommendation that the decision to establish a local commission to investigate the events of September 11, 2001, not be put before the voters? This is despite the fact that 80,000 New Yorkers have already signed and submitted a petition to do so via NYC CAN. Obviously, now it can’t, at least not for a while.

Manny Badillo and Ted Walter of NYC CAN to Appear on Air America With Richard Greene 9PM Eastern

Find out from Manny Badillo and Ted Walter what's going on with the NYC CAN ballot initiative at 9pm on Air America.