New NY Ballot Initiative For 9/11 Investigation May Be On The Horizon

September 12, 2009

New York (ChattahBox) – An activist group has pushed through 80,000 signatures, which the city has reluctantly conceded as being enough to support a ballot initiative to allow for a vote on a new 9/11 investigation.

The petition has not yet made the ballot official, and the city is expected to continue to argue it in court, in a legality hearing that is set for Sept. 28.

Support has already been surprisingly limited from NYC officials, after they had claimed that out of the initial 52,000 signatures, less than 30,000 were validated.

The New York City Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN), a group of first responders, emergency staff, and victim family members of the 9/11 attacks, immediately got back to work to prove them wrong.

From their official site:

“The City’s concession comes as a result of the immense effort put forth by 50+ volunteers who gave more than 1,000 hours over a two week period from August 10 to August 25 to identify a total of 7,166 signatures that were wrongly invalidated by the NYC City Clerk and Board of Elections.

“On August 27, NYC CAN filed the 631-page Bill of Particulars cataloguing each of the 7,166 signatures it contended were in fact valid. NYC CAN submitted another 28,000 signatures on September 4 to guarantee the referendum will go on the ballot if they win the court case, bringing the total signatures submitted to 80,000.”

While they are nowhere near actually securing a vote for the people of New York, their efforts have proved a major step in reopening an investigation into the events of the September 11th attacks.+



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