2016-06-29 / Front Page

New York’s Bravest Unions Endorse Maloney

The FDNY Uniformed Fire Officers Association has endorsed Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, in her bid for reelection to the 12th Congressional District. Firefighters and officers cited the countless first responders saved by Maloney’s tenacious fight for passage, and ultimately the permanent extension of the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act.The FDNY Uniformed Fire Officers Association has endorsed Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, in her bid for reelection to the 12th Congressional District. Firefighters and officers cited the countless first responders saved by Maloney’s tenacious fight for passage, and ultimately the permanent extension of the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act.FDNY Uniformed Fire Officers Association President Jake Lemonda joined dozens of firefighters and officers to rally and endorse Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney for Congress. The gathering took place Monday, June 20th in front of FDNY Rescue Engine Company 44 in Manhattan.
“We are proud to stand with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, just as she stood with us when it came to fighting for our first responders’ health care needs,” said UFOA President Lemonda. “Nobody has fought harder than Congresswoman Maloney, and thanks to her, countless numbers of first responders are going to be able to get the treatment they deserve.”
Congresswoman Maloney, sponsor of the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, fought for more than a decade to create the program, and to permanently extend its length to thousands afflicted with life-threatening Ground Zero-related health issues. Countless numbers of firefighters and first responders suffering from critical illnesses were able to breathe a little easier at the end of last year when bill was passed after a grueling fight in Congress.
“I am deeply honored to have the support of our uniformed firefighters and fire officers,” said Congresswoman Maloney. “Our city and our nation owe them a debt of gratitude for their constant, humbling heroism.”
There are over 10,000 uniformed firefighters and officers in the City of New York. The FDNY serves more than 8 million residents.


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