New statement from the September Eleventh Advocates…
Statement of September 11th Advocates Regarding 9/11 Families’ Accountability VIDEO Project An Open Letter to Congress
August 22, 2016
Frustrated with 15 years of no accountability, the 9/11 Families and survivors are collectively raising our voices to demand that JASTA, S.2040, be enacted immediately into law. Hear our impassioned pleas at:
The 15th Anniversary of the murder of nearly 3,000 innocent people is fast approaching. And yet, not one person or entity has been held accountable for these brutal murders. How is that possible?
For the past 15 years, the 9/11 families have been trying to hold the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia accountable in a court of law for their alleged operational and financial role in the 9/11 attacks. The allegations against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are extensive, compelling and documented not only in the 28 Pages, but also in yet to be released court documents.
It is time to put an end to this atrocious injustice brought upon the 9/11 families by Congress and the Executive Branch. Like all other American citizens protected under the laws and privileges of this great nation, the 9/11 families deserve and are, indeed, entitled to our day in court for the murder of our loved ones. Where is our justice?
In May of 2016, the Senate unanimously passed S.2040, Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). The House of Representatives must now carry out its solemn duty by enacting this legislation by the 15th Anniversary of this nation’s most horrific domestic terrorist attack. We are tired of the many empty promises and lame excuses made by Congress and the Executive Branch. After 15 years, it is time to prove that Washington, D.C. has indeed never forgotten those who were murdered on 9/11 by PASSING JASTA NOW!
Contact your leadership at Congressmen McCarthy’s and Ryan’s offices and insist that they put JASTA on the calendar for an immediate vote upon their return to Washington, D.C. on September 6th.
JASTA removes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign immunity protection and allows the 9/11 Families to finally see justice in a court of law agains the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
JASTA sends a clear message of deterrence – whether ally or enemy, if you fund terrorism that results in mass murder on U.S. soil, you WILL be held accountable.
JASTA sets a precedent that will have a profound and long lasting effect in cutting off the funding of all terrorist groups such as ISIS and al Qaeda.
JASTA will save lives.
The deaths of our loved ones demand justice. NEVER FORGET means never getting away with murder. NEVER FORGET means holding any nation accountable for its role in the murder of our loved ones. NEVER FORGET means not blocking of our path to justice. YOU must NEVER FORGET 9/11.
BECAUSE WE CAN’T!
PASS JASTA NOW!!
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SEPTEMBER 11TH ADVOCATES
Lorie Van Auken