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Tears in Our Eyes
NY Daily News - (by Monica Gabrielle)
Re E.R. Schipp (Jan. 20):
Manhattan: In her Jan. 20 column, E.R. Shipp states that
the World Trade Center families "have dollar signs in their eyes." No, Ms.
Shipp, we do not have dollar signs in our eyes. There are tears in our
eyes every moment of every day!
We have had to put our grief aside, put on public faces and
fight for the justice our loved ones so richly deserve. Our government
effectively eliminated our options when it linked its bailout of the
airline industry to establishment of the victims' compensation fund. On
Sept. 12, as lobbying for that bailout began, the families were going from
hospital to hospital to search lists, hoping to find the names of their
missing loved ones.
This is not about money. This is about justice. No amount
of money will change our lives. Ms. Shipp, I will gladly give you any
amount I receive or have received from the kindness of the American people
if you or anyone else is able to turn back the clock to Sept. 10 and
return my life to normal.
Skyscraper Safety Campaign
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