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Nov 19, 2010

ACT! for America delivers Ground Zero Mosque petition at news conference


ACT! for America delivers Ground Zero Mosque petition at news conference

Numerous media outlets, many 9/11 families, and even some protestors attend! 

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ACT! for America delivers Ground Zero Mosque petition at news conference

Numerous media outlets, many 9/11 families, and even some protestors attend! 




Yesterday, at a news conference held at New York's City Hall, ACT! for America Executive Director Guy Rodgers delivered our Ground Zero Mosque petition, signed by over 120,000 people, to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Among the media present were the local Fox television affiliate, Reuters, and WNIS Radio. Click here to read the Reuters report and click here to view pictures included in the report filed by DNAinfo, which covers local Manhattan news. (As of this writing other stories had not yet been posted online).

Rodgers delivered a statement describing why ACT! for America launched this petition, that this was not an election year issue, and that the opposition to the Ground Zero Mosque was not going away. Afterwards he answered several questions from the assembled press.

Also making statements to the media were Andy Sullivan, founder of the 9/11 Hard Hat Pledge; Tim Brown, retired New York firefighter and 9/11 survivor; and Rosaleen Tallon, whose brother, a firefighter, died that day.

"The moving stories told by Andy, Tim and Rosaleen brought tears to the eyes of many of those who came to watch this news conference," Rodgers said afterward. "Their pain was a reminder that what ACT! for America launched was a noble and right thing to do."

Spicing up the event were a few protestors who shouted the typical rants we have come to expect.

After the event several 9/11 family members approached Rodgers and Lisa Piraneo, ACT! for America's Director of Government Relations, to express their thanks for what ACT! for America has done thus far in our opposition to the Ground Zero Mosque.

"You are helping keep the opposition alive," one of them said.

You, the signers of this petition, made this possible. You are helping keep the opposition alive. That message was delivered, loud and clear.