This section of the VOICES web site has been temporarily frozen. It reflects VOICES important contributions to public policy, which include supporting the creation of the independent, bi-partisan 9/11 Commission and legislation based on its recommendations. Please feel free to explore the section, which is a rich historical resource.
VOICES continues to advocate for the causes above, particularly regarding improved local and national preparedness. For updates on these and other issues, please visit the In the News section of our web site.
The September 11th attacks revealed deep flaws in America's national security that required a quick and vigorous response. Many of the 9/11 Commission's recommendations called for comprehensive reforms in transportation security and oversight of the many agencies charged with keeping traveling and working Americans safe. The effort to make and keep America secure must also include efforts to increase preparedness for a terrorist attack or natural disaster at the federal, state and local levels. Also vital is a comprehensive approach to securing America's borders that prevents the entrance of terrorists and criminals into the homeland. Read more about these important topics and find out more about the government's plans to protect America and its people from another devastating disaster.