Updated: Aug 13
New York, NY - Today, the Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) endorsed Carolyn B. Maloney for re-election to represent New York’s 12th Congressional District.
“On behalf of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, I am delighted to endorse Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney for reelection to Congress. No member of Congress has done more to support the firefighters and make sure our members and their families receive the health care and compensation they deserve as a result of the sacrifices they made at Ground Zero on and after September 11th. By authoring and passing the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and related bills, she made sure our members had the medical attention and support they needed after they were exposed to deadly toxins from their work during the rescue and recovery effort at Ground Zero. Congresswoman Maloney was a tireless, unrelenting, compassionate, and effective advocate for the needs of not only firefighters but for all the recovery workers, and New Yorkers that lived or worked in the contaminated area. We believe that, with her record of achievement and ambitious vision for the future, she is the best candidate for the 12th Congressional district of New York,” said Andrew Ansbro, President, Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York Local 94 I.A.F.F. AFL-CIO.
“I am deeply honored to have the endorsement of the Uniformed Firefighters Association whose members risk their lives every day to keep us safe. On 9/11, firefighters rushed into the burning buildings of the World Trade Center to try to rescue those who were inside when the terrorists attacked. Hundreds of them lost their lives when the twin towers fell and hundreds more have become ill as a result of their exposure to toxic chemicals at Ground Zero. These first responders were the heroes of the deadliest attack on our nation’s soil since Pearl Harbor. I believe that the United States has a duty to them and to their families to ensure that they receive full medical care for their illnesses and compensation for their sacrifice. I remain deeply committed to supporting the firefighters whose daily heroism makes clear that they represent the very best our city and our nation can offer,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.