First Responders are there for us day-in and day-out. They make immense personal sacrifices and shoulder unfathomable burdens while performing their duties to keep us and our communities safe. Yet, believe it or not, there is no national day honoring these brave individuals – many of whom are volunteers.
Since 9/11, many states have designated a First Responders Day but after attempts by several different individuals and organizations, efforts to establish a NATIONAL day celebrating ALL First Responders across the country have not been successful – yet!**
We hope to change that … and we need YOUR help!!
With your support, we can show Congress and The White House just how important it is to Americans to officially recognize our nation’s First Responders. Together, we can go beyond saying a simple thank you when we see them on the street … WE can create a movement to dedicate October 28th as a day of celebration and appreciation for all they do for our nation.
*The total signature count is inclusive of multiple efforts supporting a National First Responders Day. Petitions include those created by All Clear Foundation, Andrew Collier, Hooters of America and Ed Peisner.
**Pending Initiative: After the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, Andrew Collier, the brother of the gunned down MIT police officer Sean Collier, reignited a movement to honor our nation’s First Responders. Collier’s effort drew greater awareness, even prompting lawmakers in D.C. to take notice. Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Gary Peters (D-MI), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), James Lankford (R-OK), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Representatives Mark Meadows (R-NC), Mike Capuano (D-MA), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-3), Joe Courtney (D-CT-2), and the late Elijah Cummings (D-MD), have all called for a national day of recognition as sitting, elected officials.
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Together we can create a movement to nationally recognize those who dedicate their lives to keeping us all safe.