February 9 , 2007
Next week the Senate will begin to mark-up its version of the recently passed House bill (H.R. 1), legislating implementation of the remaining 9/11 Commission reforms. I am hopeful that as the Senate works through this process they will have the fortitude to preserve the integrity of the Commission’s recommendations.
February 2, 2007
This week VOICES held our first round table workshop for the 9/11 Living Memorial Project. It was great to gather with families I've come to know over the past five years. It was also wonderful to meet several family members for the first time and to hear their stories.
January 26, 2007
This week I was honored to attend the State of the Union Address as a guest of Speaker Pelosi. Some guests, like me, were in the audience to put a face on the issues they feel passionate about.
January 19, 2007
Yesterday we sent out a survey to our membership to gauge the experiences and current needs of individuals 5 years after 9/11. This survey is intended to evaluate the evolving needs of the broader community. In an effort to expand our outreach, I ask that you forward the survey to your family and friends.
January 12, 2007
This past Tuesday, I had the honor of testifying in Washington, D.C. before the Senate Homeland Security Governmental Affairs Committee, led by Chairman, Senator Joe Lieberman and Ranking Member, Senator Susan Collins.
January 05, 2007
On behalf of all of us at VOICES I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. We hope your holiday was safe and enjoyable, and that you had time to enjoy the season with family and friends. The New Year is always a time to reflect on the past year and plan for the coming year.
December 22, 2006
Last Saturday’s Interfaith Remembrance service at St. Paul’s Chapel was an extraordinary event. The chapel was filled with members of the 9/11 community as we took time to remember those who perished and give thanks for those who have supported us over the past 5 years.
December 15, 2006
All of us at VOICES are looking forward to tomorrow’s Interfaith Remembrance Service at St. Paul’s Chapel as we remember and reflect during the holiday season. Last year’s event was very special and, again, acclaimed flutist, Ulla Suokko will fill the air with her beautiful music.
December 8, 2006
VOICES will host an Interfaith Remembrance Service at St. Paul’s Chapel in NYC next Saturday, December 16th. As those who attended last year’s service can attest, the service was a wonderful, heartwarming ceremony filled with music and prayer.
December 1, 2006
I am writing this letter from the University of Wisconsin, where I participated in a panel discussion focused on the importance of civic engagement. The event was sponsored by Court TV and Charter Communications and followed the screening of the documentary, "On Native Soil”.