America’s loss of Jon Stewart from The Daily Show is the gain of first responders. Stewart’s highly publicized lobbying for health benefits for first responders took on a more personal role as Stewart actually took to the halls of Capitol Hill to chase down Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), forcing her to look a pair of heroes in the eye and shake their hands.
It was quite the powerful moment, as Stewart introduced the men, one in a wheelchair, as heroes, telling her that she too could be a hero by voting for a bill that would extend benefits for 9/11 responders who have fallen ill due to their exposure to the deadly toxins in the air from the burning wreckage of the Twin Towers.
Stewart has made it clear that he’s not going to sit on the sidelines and do nothing when he can use his powerful voice and substantial influence to effect real change.
Watch Jon Stewart chase down a United States Senator to lobby for 9/11 first responders.
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