We need your help, public safety! On March 11, 2021 the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Next Generation 9-1-1 Act of 2021 as part of the LIFT America Act (H.R. 1848). Now we need to urge the Senate to fully fund this legislation.
How to show your support:
- Call Senator Schumer’s Office at (202) 224-6542. Tell the office who you are, where you’re from, and deliver a simple request: “Please fully fund Next-Generation 9-1-1.”
- Please consider doing the same with the Senators from your state. Click here to find their contact information.
- Sign the Petition: Support Next Generation 9-1-1 Funding Legislation
Why is this important?
This legislation provides $15 billion to update our nation’s 9-1-1 infrastructure, protect this infrastructure from cyber threats, and ensures that all members of the first responder community will be trained to effectively use Next Generation 9-1-1 technology to complete their mission: To save lives. This legislation will provide funding to not only update, but modernize the existing 9-1-1 infrastructure, as well as ensure interoperability, address cybersecurity concerns, and provide training for first responders and end users of the 9-1-1 system.