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NCL statement on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

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September 11, 2011

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Washington, DC—The National Consumers League posted this statement on the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States.

“The National Consumers League pays tribute to the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the 9/11 attacks on the United States. On this solemn 10 year anniversary of the unspeakable series of terrorist attacks on the United States, the NCL joins with our fellow Americans in mourning the loss of so many innocent men, women and children.

The forces of evil who orchestrated this despicable attack were motivated by a contempt for the democracy we hold so dear in the United States, and for a way of life that respects and protects the rights of all people. We also acknowledge the many first responders – police officers, fire fighters and emergency medical teams – many of whom were public employees – who lost their lives rushing into burning buildings trying to save the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

We join with President Obama – who spoke at Washington’s Kennedy Center tribute this evening- in redoubling our commitment to democratic ideals, and in paying tribute to the thousands of Americans, and their surviving families, who died 10 years ago in the terrorist attacks on the United States. “

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The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is America's pioneer consumer organization. Our mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit www.nclnet.org.