Thank You for Standing up for 9/11 Victims, Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart has been dubbed an official hero as of earlier this week, for his dedication to standing up for the heroic first responders of 9/11. After a heartfelt, deeply moving speech that he delivered to Congress in June, the Senate finally passed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund reauthorization bill. The bill is designed to help 9/11 first responder victims receive health care for the next seven decades.
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Sweet victory. Jon Stewart grinned on Tuesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell headed to the floor to vote on the 9/11 First Responders’ Bill. After months of conflict (with McConnell and others), the bill passed 97-2. The former Daily Show host, who has spent years lobbying for first responders, called the event “the honor of his life.” Full story at the link in bio.
“This has been the honor of my life to work with the men and women behind me…these families deserve better and…I’m hopeful that today begins the process of being able to heal without the burden of having to advocate,” Stewart said at a press conference.
The joy and relief of the first responders standing beside and behind him was tangible.
Previously known for his hilariously funny news skits on Comedy Central’s Daily Show, Stewart has proven himself to be an incredible activist for humanity. His June speech to Congress was one of the boldest some of us perhaps have ever seen by a U.S. citizen addressing lawmakers. Watch below.
After his speech in June, two Senators still tried to block the bill. But Stewart had some words for them, too, and the bill ended up getting passed anyways.
— Tevelady MEDIA (@TeveladyMEDIA) July 18, 2019
Three cheers to Jon Stewart for standing up for the people. We need more of this.