55 Architects Submit Resolution to be Voted on at the AIA National Convention
Resolution Calls Upon the AIA to Support a New WTC 7 Investigation
Help Us Win the Vote!
Should the American Institute of Architects support a new investigation into the complete collapse of WTC 7?
That’s the question hundreds of AIA delegates will be voting on at this year’s National Convention in Atlanta, thanks to the 55 courageous AIA members who co-sponsored our resolution calling upon the AIA to adopt an official “Position Statement” in support of a new investigation.
After submitting the resolution two weeks ago, we received word earlier this week that the AIA’s Resolutions Committee had accepted it for consideration at the convention. Now begins the work of educating thousands of architects about why the AIA should support a new WTC 7 investigation.
If we prevail in this historic vote — and the AIA Board of Directors then ratifies the resolution — it will mean that the nation’s largest association of architects officially supports a new WTC 7 investigation. This statement will resonate loudly throughout the architecture profession and beyond, bringing an unprecedented level of awareness about the need for a new investigation. But even if it doesn’t pass, our campaign and the debate surrounding the resolution will advance the dialogue among our fellow architects further than ever before.
Now It’s Time to Win the Vote!
Each year, we travel to the AIA Convention and speak with thousands of architects at our booth. But this year, we’ll be going all out to make sure that every delegate, and as many members as possible, learn about WTC 7 before the votes are cast.
Will you help us mount the kind of campaign that will be necessary to take full advantage of this historic opportunity?
Normally, our costs to rent a booth and send staff to the convention are around $15,000. But this year we’re upping the ante to $25,000 so that we can expand our activities to match the importance of this opportunity. That includes:
An expo booth twice the normal size and stationed near the entrance, which alone, with accessories, will cost over $10,000;
Covering airfare and lodging for five amazing AIA members — all of them co-sponsors of the resolution — to lead our on-the-floor educational efforts; and
A full-scale multi-media campaign both prior to and at the convention, which will include mailing this handsome WTC 7 AIA Convention pamphlet to all 300 local AIA chapters, and a special online landing page devoted to educating AIA members about the resolution.
With your help, we can reach thousands of AIA members with the powerful message that it is our ethical responsibility as architects to call for a new investigation into the destruction of WTC 7.
Please stand behind us as we work to make it the AIA’s official position to support a new WTC 7 investigation — and help us raise the required $25,000 by next week so that we can mount our most comprehensive educational campaign ever.
Support Our Resolution
We look forward to keeping you up-to-date as our efforts progress. Thank you for your generous support.