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Who are we?
We represent a grassroots movement made up of the 9/11 community, which consists of 9/11 survivors, first responders, family members of those lost, and all volunteers and lower Manhattan residents, students and workers who are now suffering fatal illnesses due to their exposure to Ground Zero. The 9/11 community has successfully worked with Congress to override the presidential veto of Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). Now law, JASTA stripped terrorist nations of immunity. We aim to have the same effect in gaining access to answers that we’ve waited for since 2001 by motivating government agencies to fully unredact and declassify 9/11 documents. Kathy Owens, Sharon Premoli, Brett Eagleson, Tim Frolich, Alice Hoagland and Jay Winuk have all contributed to this growing effort.
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Senator Blumenthal stands in support of the 9/11 community on September 13, 2019
The 9/11 community has had overwhelming support from Congressional members. In 2016, through activism from the 9/11 community the Senate and House unanimously passed JASTA, the law allowing us to sue Saudi Arabia for its involvement in 9/11. In 2018, the Senate unanimously passed in 2018 Resolution 610, urging for the release of all 9/11 documents. Some of our most recent Congressional support came in March of this year, when Senators Richard Blumenthal, John Cornyn, Kristen Gillibrand, Charles E. Grassley and Charles E. Schumer voiced their support by sending a letter to the FBI urging for the declassification of all 9/11 documents. We have also been lucky enough to have the support of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, and hope to continue bipartisan work to declassify the 9/11 documents.
The U.S. government has been protecting the identity of a person who conspired with the 9/11 terrorists. After almost 2 decades of shielding the identity of that person (and many others) isn’t it time for our own government to release that desperately needed information to the families of the 9/11 victims, to the survivors of the 9/11 attacks, and to ALL Americans?
This investigative document, and thousands of pages of other investigative reports, have remained classified or heavily redacted by U.S. government agencies including the FBI, the CIA and the Department of Justice. As a result of this stunning suppression of evidence, there have been no indictments, no prosecutions and no convictions stemming from 9/11, except for Zacharias Moussoui who claims to have been part of a second wave of attacks.
We Deserve Answers
The 9/11 Commission called for the declassification of its archived documents by 2009. When will these documents be declassified?
All Americans, along with the 9/11 family members, deserve to have access to all of the available information so we can hold those responsible accountable once and for all.
What We Want to See
Saudi lobbyists have been successfully influencing lawmakers in our country. With the help of government officials in both Republican and Democratic parties, we are committed to a new grassroots campaign to have all 9/11 documents released from the following agencies:
- Treasury Department
- The State Department
- Defense Department
SAMPLE DOCUMENT LIST:
- The Archive of the 9/11 Commission
- FBI PENTTBOM and subfile investigation documents not provided to the 9/11 Commission
- FBI PENTTBOM and subfile investigation documents generated after the closure of the 9/11 Commission
- State Department documents relating to the withdrawal of visas and expulsion of Saudi government personnel post 9/11
- Defense Department Harmony database as related to captured al Qaeda documents
- Treasury Department Record for all Saudi Arabia related Specially Designated Global Terrorists
- Complete and unredacted copies of the December 2002 Report of the Congressional Joint Inquiry including transcripts of closed hearings and un-redacted "28 pages"
- June 2005 Report of the CIA’s Inspector General’s Report Regarding Findings and Conclusions of the Congressional Joint Inquiry into 9/11
- September 2005 Joint FBI-CIA Intelligence report assessing the nature and extent of Saudi government support for terrorism
- November 2004 U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General report on the FBI’s Handling of Intelligence Information Related to the September 11 Attacks