Jon Stewart might be retired, but he's not resting on his laurels. He has never been shy about speaking up for topics in which he truly believes, and that hasn't changed in retirement. Stewart will be walking the halls of the US Congress next Wednesday with 100 9/11 responders.
Stewart and the responders want Congress to lend their support to the renewal of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The original passing of the Act was not fast or smooth -- a fact that Stewart did not let go unnoticed on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The Act is going to expire soon, and it appears that Congress has no plans to replace or renew it.
What this would mean is that all the support that 9/11's responders eventually received would dry up, leaving them to fend for themselves to treat ongoing injuries and illnesses sustained in the course of aiding their country. While veterans in the US don't exactly receive stellar assistance, there are at least provisions in place for them to apply for help. The expiration of the James Zadroga Act will remove these options for firefighters, police officers, and others who put their lives in danger trying to help save lives on 9/11.
If you'd like to learn more about the James Zadroga Act, including what each US Presidential candidate says (or doesn't) on the issue and how to get involved, please visit the citizens support site for the Act.