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Trinity Downwinders 2nd Annual Benefit

March 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

| $20 – $35

Trinity Downwinders 2nd Annual Benefit

Sunday, March 17, 2019
1 pm – 5 pm
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque NM 87102

Trinity Downwinders 2nd Annual Benefit is being held on Sunday, March 17, 2019 to raise funds for members of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium (TBDC) to travel to Washington, DC for further Congressional Hearings. There was a Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on June 27, 2018 which was attended by over 12 members of the TBDC. Members of the TBDC are preparing to travel to Washington, DC for hearings on expanding the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) to include the people of New Mexico. Members will testify before Congress on the negative health effects suffered by the people of New Mexico due to the over exposure to radiation after the July 16, 1945, nuclear detonation (atomic bomb). Many people living in and around the Trinity Test Site (150 mile radius) have suffered and continue to suffer with health problems since the time of the test.

RECA was passed in 1990 by the US Government to provide health care coverage and compensation to downwinders from other parts of the country but has never included the people of New Mexico. The fund has paid out over 2.3 Billion Dollars in reparations to downwinders in parts of Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Arizona and Colorado but never to New Mexico downwinders. It also provides the best health care coverage available with no limits, deductibles, co-payments, etc.

The TBDC has the full support of the New Mexico Congressional delegation. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are co-sponsors of the bill to Amend RECA to include the people of New Mexico. Representative Ben Ray Lujan is the primary sponsor on the House side and both bills have bi-partisan support in the US Congress. Newly elected Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham is also in support of the bills to Amend RECA.

The Benefit will feature local Musicians:
New Mexico’s 2018 Hall of Fame recipient
Franc Chewiwie & the Latin Jazz AllStars,
Paul Pino & The Tone Daddies
and Nosotros

Tickets: $20/person, $35/couple.
Tickets can be purchased at door – Cash/Checks only.
Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS) is the fiscal nonprofit agent for the TBDC (Tax Deductible).
Checks payable to CCNS

Sponsorships Available
For information on Benefit call or email: 505-235-3427 / 505-897-6787 tcordova@queston.net

For more information about the TBDC – go to www.trinitydownwinders.com

Details

Date:
March 17, 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$20 – $35
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium
Phone:
505-235-3427 / 505-897-6787
Email:
tcordova@queston.net
Website:
www.trinitydownwinders.com

Venue

National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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