Representative Israel (D-NY) plans to introduce this bill. They have asked us to help them obtain original co-sponsors for their bill.
New York and New Jersey have learned that disaster can strike our cooperatives at any time. And when terrible things happen, FEMA grants are vital to disaster recovery.
Congressman Steve Israel has worked very hard to help make them possible for cooperatives. It is distressing to me to look at the list of sponsors and to see only lawmakers from New York and New Jersey. I know that you are all busy people, but you have taken on the responsibility of board service for NAHC. Please, I beg of you, take five minutes to contact your congress man or woman and ask them to become cosponsors of this important bill. We need all the support we can get, from all across the nation. To ensure that cooperatives hit by disasters in the future will not have to struggle as New York and New Jersey cooperative continue to do, to find the money they need to restore their buildings.
The deadline for signing on is July 31, 2013. Use this link to find contact information for your Representative: CONTACTING THE CONGRESS