9/11 Tenth Anniversary Plans Direct Message to Local Officials
Upcoming Testimony to Come from Dozens of New Experts
| Help us by turning your local courthouse into one of the sites of an historic awakening to 9/11 Truth
The 10th Anniversary Team is working on a four-pronged approach to appropriately mark this historic date. The four prongs are courthouse vigils, press conferences, screenings of a new DVD, and outreach to local officials and others.
COURTHOUSE VIGILS with Introductory Outreach and Press Conferences
The Courthouse Vigils are actions taking place during the week on Thursday, September 8 at prominent county courthouses. (Thursdays are far better than Friday for media coverage.) The purpose is to educate local public officials and broaden local awareness of the severity and implications of the key evidence in the destruction of the three WTC skyscrapers. We’ll use AE911Truth materials also to publicize our other 10th Anniversary local actions – especially the premiere of our new DVD 9/11: Explosive Evidence: Experts Speak Out at local libraries and theaters.
The Vigils will provide a four-hour time block during high pedestrian-traffic hours surrounding the lunch hour, and are intended to be supported by volunteers –hopefully including at least one of our local architect or engineer petition signers. AE911Truth printed materials (i.e. broadsheet newspapers, brochures, cards and DVDs) should be distributed at your table – along with appropriate literature from your local group. (The AE911Truth materials are available almost at our cost!) Consider also displaying an American flag.
We don’t think it’s going to be very effective to just stand outside the courthouse holding up banners and signs, hoping that the busy professionals in the building will come outside and engage us in conversation when there is no pre-existing relationship or obvious reason for them to think there is anything to what we are saying. So a crucial part of making the Vigils successful is long-term outreach that introduces the evidence to the targets of our efforts well ahead of time, more than once, with personal follow-up. The hope would be that at least some local officials, by the time the vigils take place, would stand alongside us, at least privately, and preferably publicly, for press conferences like the ones you held across the country last September in solidarity with our outreach to Congress (see below).
We are in the process of drafting a series of letters to be directed to individuals such as state district judges, district attorneys, and other local officials such as police chiefs, fire chiefs, members of the city council, and others to empower you to inform them of our activities and to enlist their support for our broader mission.We hope to gain insight from the initial responses to these letters into how our activities and our organization will be viewed by local officials across the nation, and of course improve the effectiveness of our communication as the 10th anniversary gets closer.
Local press conferences can dramatically increase the public's sense of our presence, legitimacy, and credibility. Even if you get no coverage by local official media, you can dress for success, rehearse your presentation, and recruit supporters to stand with you. Find someone to make a video of your press conference and post it online and/or at your local cable TV public access station.
We invite you to make plans now to follow a model for local press conferences similar to the one that we outlined for you last September, which resulted in 67 press conferences being held across the country. We expect that the Vigils and their associated local press conferences will attract up to 100 local news media across the country this year, thanks to the predictable 10th Anniversary media frenzy – along with the much greater numbers of our volunteers expected to participate. This will provide us with an unprecedented opportunity to inform many thousands of people about the hard-won evidence.
| In the upcoming Experts Speak Out DVD, you’ll hear high-rise architect Robert McCoy explain the structural features of steel-framed buildings that make fire-induced collapse impossible.
The new AE911Truth DVD is expected to play a very effective role in getting our message out during the 10th Anniversary events. It will be a feature-length production that will incorporate key statements from dozens of top-quality interviews filmed recently by professional videographer and AE911Truth volunteer, Marty McGee. It features expert testimony from structural engineers, high-rise architects, physicists, chemists, firefighters,building demolition experts, other scholars and witnesses, and family members. True to its title, the production will focus on the undeniable explosive evidence in the destruction of the WTC high-rises. In this documentary the testimony from the experts will be laced together with narration from AE911Truth founder, Richard Gage, AIA, along with an inspiring musical score.
A trailer for the DVD is being created and will double as a WTC7 mini-documentary to be played across the country on PBS stations and will be viewable on the website soon. The trailer is expected to produce renewed interest in our mission and will be used to encourage volunteers to find national and international venues for the documentary premiere.
The timing of the DVD premiere dates also work well for the fourth prong of our 9/11 Anniversary activities – Local Congressional Outreach.
LOCAL CONGRESSIONAL OUTREACH
Part of our stated mission is to call upon Congress for a new investigation. We won’t get such an investigation without targeted pressure on every Member. We will be in their local offices in every congressional district presenting them with the ten-minute version of the new DVD, requesting that they follow up by contacting NIST with a specific question. The courthouse vigils will take place all across the country on September 8; the premiere of the Explosive Evidence DVD happens on September 11. Congress will be in recess from Washington between September 26 and October 2. So the timing works to visit your members of Congress locally at that time since they will be spending time in their home districts.
The AE911Truth 10th Anniversary Team will coordinate with the Congressional Outreach Team in a combined effort to guide our volunteers in meeting as many Senators and Representatives as possible. In addition to the request to support our call for accountability from NIST, we will be encouraging them to co-sponsor legislation that would authorize and fund an objective, independent investigation, with subpoena power, of the destruction of the WTC skyscrapers.
Another decade and another generation of citizens of the world should not pass without this investigation and the truth and justice to which it will lead. Please join us this September and do your part.