Help pass JASTA (S.1894), the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act.
The death of Osama bin Laden marks the end of an important chapter in the aftermath of 9/11, but does not end our continuing mission to hold responsible all of those who financed, enabled and abetted the murderers of our loved ones and caused injury to the survivors.Today, the imperative to end any terrorist financing has never been more central to our security. We have disrupted much of the physical capabilities of al Qaeda. Now is the time to cut off its funding and starve it to death before it rebuilds. As the famous line from “All The President’s Men” goes, “follow the money.” This tried and true approach is the only real way to effectively shut down terrorist operations.
The importance of JASTA (Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act) cannot be underestimated. S.1894 is sponsored by Sen. Charles Schumer (D - NY) with original co-sponsors Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar, [D-MN], John Cornyn (R-TX), Christopher A. Coons [D-DE] and Lindsay Graham (R-SC). The Act will reverse erroneous lower court decisions and break through the veil of protection and secrecy the 9/11 criminal enablers have enjoyed for all these years. Protected by loopholes and interpretations of our own laws. These individuals have mistakenly been protected by our own government.
JASTA is not just for us. It benefits all Americans.
Now it is up to you to implore these senators to take action NOW so that the truth can prevail and those who enable any acts of terrorism on the United States and Americas can be held accountable to the full extent of the law.
We need you to take action by contacting your senators to get JASTA carved into law.
THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE PASSES JASTA!
On Behalf of the 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism
SENATORS TAKE BOLD STEP FORWARDTO ACHIEVE JUSTICE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS AND ALL AMERICANS ACCOUNTABILITY FOR 9/11
JASTA bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 20, 2012 – In a bold move to empower 9/11 family members and survivors to achieve justice by holding accountable all who aid and abet terrorism, the Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the bipartisan Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA/S. 1894).
Update: September 11, 2012 - Congressman Dan Lungren Statement on Request from former Senator to Re-Open the 9/11 Investigation
Washington DC– Today in an article in the Huffington Post, former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), who chaired the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and co-Chair of the Congressional Joint Inquiry into 9/11, and Sharon Premoli, a survivor of the attack on the North Tower of the World Trade Center,are calling for a re-opening of the investigation into the events of 9/11.
Update: September 11, 2012 - Calls for New 9/11 Investigation and the Passage of JASTA in the Huffington Post
Re-Open the 9/11 Investigation Now
The passage of time since September 11, 2001, has not diminished the distrust many of us feel surrounding the official story of how 9/11 happened and, more specifically, who financed and supported it. After eleven years, the time has come for the families of the victims, the survivors and all Americans to get the whole story behind 9/11.
Yet the story of who may have facilitated the 19 hijackers and the infrastructure that supported the attacks -- a crucial element of the narrative -- has not been told. The pieces we do have underscore how much more remains unknown. Read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-graham/911-saudi-arabia_b_1868863.html
Update 6/8/2012 - Representatives Lungren and Nadler Introduce Bill to Hold Foreign Sponsors of Terrorism Accountable
Washington DC – Congressmen Dan Lungren (R-CA) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) have joined together to introduce H.R. 5904, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). H.R. 5904 would allow victims of terrorism to hold accountable all states who sponsor and finance terrorist activities. It is the House companion to bipartisan legislation in the Senate, S. 1894. Read:
Update 3/3/2012 - Senators Bob Graham and Bob Kerrey write Affidavits supporting allegations of Saudi complicity in the 9/11 attacks. From the New York Times:
Saudi Arabia May Be Tied to 9/11, 2 Ex-Senators Say
Update 1/22/2012 - The Justice Department vs the Families and Survivors
U.S. fights to keep $6.6 million in al-Qaeda assets from 9/11 victims
There has been Progress!
Prospects Improve for Sept. 11 Suits Against Nations
By ERIC LICHTBLAU
Published: November 18, 2011
WASHINGTON — A series of surprise developments in the courts and Congress has given thousands of Sept. 11 victims perhaps their best chance in the 10 years since the attacks to press lawsuits against Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and other nations that they believe were financially complicit.
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/19/us/sept-11-lawsuits-prospects-improve-with-reversal.html?_r=1&ref=ericlichtblau
We Thank our Senators for their Support
The letter below was sent to Senator Schumer and all the JASTA co-sponsors: