Hillary Clinton to attend 9/11 Health Watch fundraiser

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Hillary Clinton will headline a fundraiser for the nonprofit 9/11 Health Watch to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed 3,000 and left thousands more ailing.

Nick Merrill, a Clinton spokesman, confirmed that the former New York senator and first lady will attend the Sept. 16 event at the United Federation of Teachers’ headquarters at 52 Broadway in Manhattan.

Unions including the New York State AFL-CIO and groups such as the Feal Good Foundation that fought for congressional passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 created the non-profit group to monitor the programs the law established.

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Clinton began working with those groups when she was a senator. The Zadroga Act legislation, however, did not get written and passed until she was secretary of state and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand had taken her place as the bill’s main sponsor.

As the New York Daily News pointed out in first reporting she would be at the event, Clinton will be returning from the Sept. 14 steak fry hosted by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) – a stop traditionally made by politicians entertaining presidential bids.

 

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