June 2, 2002
9-11 and the Public Safety: Seeking Answers and Accountability
To members of the press:
A national press conference and web site launch for http://www.unansweredquestions.org
UnAnsweredQuestions.org will be held on Monday, June 10th from 2-5PM at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
The goal of this unprecedented 9-11 event is to pose pointed, as yet unanswered questions regarding the failure of our national security infrastructure, and a response that has rewarded failure as opposed to ensuring performance, now and in the future.
UnAnsweredQuestions.org is being launched by an independent, non-partisan group of citizens concerned about the growing number of questions that have gone unanswered about 9-11 and the implications to our security. Invited panelists will offer statements, present well-documented research, and ask incisive questions relative to 9/11. The event will address how citizens can act to ensure accountability from those in government directly responsible for the public safety.
The conference will be moderated by Catherine Austin Fitts, President, Solari and former Assistant Secretary of Housing during the 1st Bush administration.
Confirmed participants include:
Mary Schiavo, Esq., lawyer for 32 passengers' families from all 9/11 hijacked planes, former Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation ('90-'96) and author of Flying Safe, Flying Blind.
Lorna Brett, Director of Media Relations, Nolan Law Group representing 9/11 families on United Airlines hijacked planes
Ryan Amundson, whose brother Craig was killed at the Pentagon; founder of Peaceful Tomorrows.org
Tom Flocco, freelance investigative journalist who has researched and written extensively on Pre-9/11 insider trading.
Jared Israel, Investigative Journalist and author of forthcoming book on 9-11.
Peter Erlander, Professor of Constitutional Law, William Mitchell University and Past President of the National Lawyers Guild
Mike Springmann, a veteran of 20 years of foreign service, who worked at the Saudi Embassy during a two year period when VISAs were issued to Saudi terrorists.
Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO), the foremost House proponent of U.S. border security. Other members of Congress have been invited to participate in the third hour of the conference.
Further distinquished panelists to be announced in the coming week.
Organizers maintain that it's the role of informed active citizens to ensure standards of performance from our public officials in regard to the events surrounding 9-11 and ongoing threats. This requires transparency and disclosure such that documented misappropriation (or lack of appropriation), incompetence, gross negligence and corruption are effectively addressed. Doing so will insure an open and responsive government and effective intelligence apparatus that is fully accountable to the American people, and committed to insuring the public safety.
Members of radio, television and print press are invited to attend. There will be ample opportunity for questions and follow-up, and one-on-one interviews with the panelists directly following the event.
Please contact Kyle F. Hence by Friday, June 7th to register: 401-847-1963; firstname.lastname@example.org; **Press credentials and registration required for admittance**
Further details and background at http://www.unansweredquestions.org
1) please reply if interested in receiving updates relative to additionally confirmed panelists and television coverage by C-SPAN or other media.
2) please look for audio and/or video archives of the event to be accessible at http://www.unansweredquestions.org following the event.
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW; [corner of 14th & F St.]