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Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium

Seeking justice for the unknowing, unwilling and uncompensated, innocent victims of the July 16, 1945, Trinity test in South-Central New Mexico.

Urgent!

We need your help to pass RECA!

The RECA program will sunset on June 10th if there is no bill passed to expand it. We are lobbying for the the expansion and not an extension. Please call the House members listed below and tell them:

It is imprerative they support the expansion of RECA and not just an extension. Tell them to pass S. 3853 the  Lujan/Hawley bill that was overwhelmingly passed by a vote of 69 to 30 in the US Senate. Tell them we cannot wait any longer because people are dying without help. Tell them this is not a partisan issue and the cost should not be a concern. People can then add their own story or anecdote.

 

Please contact all of the following people:

Speaker of the House Johnson at 202-225-4000

Majority Leader Scalise at 202-225-3015

Minority Leader Jeffries at 202-225-5936

Rep. Maloy (R) Utah at 202-225-0453

Rep. Owens (R) Utah at 202-225-3011

Rep. Moore (R) Utah at 202-225-0453

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A Message from Tina

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If Congress doesn’t act soon thousands of people who’ve been left out of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) will be out of time and out of luck. The people of New Mexico have known this truth for far too long.  The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) has provided compensation to SOME people exposed to radiation from nuclear testing and compensation and health care to SOME uranium workers for decades. Unfortunately, the program HAS NEVER GONE FAR ENOUGH and excludes too many people. 

RECA is set to expire on June 7, 2024.

After much work, the Senate recently voted overwhelmingly and with a bipartisan vote of 69 to 30 passed a stand-alone bill to expand and extend the RECA program. This will, for the first time ever, include the New Mexico Downwinders and other Downwinders who’ve been glaringly omitted. Passage of the same bill in the House should be a no-brainer.  However with the clock ticking Speaker Johnson has yet to bring the bill to the House floor for a vote.

FIRST WE BOMBED NEW MEXICO

 

The film tells the story of an inspiring Latina cancer survivor fighting for reparations for Native and Hispanic communities in New Mexico whose land and water were radiated by the Trinity Bomb with devastating multigenerational consequences.

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