Dear Fellow Advocates for 9/11 Truth,
For nearly eight long years, the 9/11 Truth Movement has been seeking
to discover and publicize the truth behind the events of September
11, 2001. Although the obstacles have been formidable, more than
enough has been discovered to show the official story to be false,
and the awareness of this fact, polls show, has been spread over much
of the planet.
The time is now ripe to convert this awareness into tangible,
Today, our best opportunity to take this step forward is represented
in the efforts of NYC CAN (the New York City Coalition for
Accountability Now). It has been working long and hard to get a
referendum on the NYC ballot to authorize the City's own
investigation into 9/11. A petition to put such a referendum on the
ballot must be supported by 30,000 valid signatures.
On June 24, 2008, NYC CAN submitted a petition with 52,000
signatures. The 22,000 extra signatures were to provide a comfortable
cushion in case some of them were deemed invalid.
Last week, however, the city clerk validated only 26,003 of them
(calling 24,664 invalid and leaving 1,333 undetermined). This left
NYC CAN 3,997 signatures short of what is needed to put the petition
before the City Council.
Having anticipated that this would happen---that no matter how many
signatures it submitted, the city clerk would declare a sufficient
number of them invalid to prevent the 30,000 number from being
reached---NYC CAN was prepared to go to court, if necessary.
NYC CAN will go to court this Monday, August 3, for its first
hearing. But its formal plaintiffs---four 9/11 family members and one
survivor---are proceeding without the aid of an experienced election
It is essential that, as soon as possible after this first hearing,
NYC CAN is able to enlist NYC's most experienced lawyer on referendums.
The good news here is that NYC CAN, I am told, has already raised
almost enough to hire this lawyer. But several thousand dollars more
are still needed.
Please consider donating right away to NYC CAN’s legal defense fund
With outstanding legal representation, NYC CAN and its plaintiffs may
be able to win, which would mean that on November 3, the voters of
New York City would have the opportunity to vote for a new 9/11
investigation. And we know from polls that, if New Yorkers are given
this chance, they almost certainly will vote for it.
This will mean that we will finally have that for which so many of us
have worked so hard: a truly independent investigation with subpoena
So I would encourage everyone to donate what they can to NYC CAN,
which has done such heroic work and deserves our support ([[http://
-David Ray Griffin