Queens, NY – Citing his commitment to first responders, the Uniformed Firefighters Association has endorsed Senator Jose Peralta for re-election. Senator Peralta has sponsored legislation that would provide financial assistance to the families of first responders killed in the line of duty.
“New York City firefighters do an incredibly dangerous job, putting their lives at risk daily to protect New Yorkers. It’s important for our members to have strong partners in Albany who will fight for their safety and rights. Senator Jose Peralta has been a tireless advocate for firefighters, sponsoring legislation to provide financial assistance to the families of firefighters who give their lives on the job. We are proud to support Senator Peralta for re-election and look forward to continuing to work side-by-side with him on behalf of New York’s bravest,” said UFA President Gerard Fitzgerald.
“When it comes to standing up for the men and women who give their lives to protecting New Yorkers, UFA can count on me. It is an honor to be receiving the endorsement of all of their members who have entrusted me to defend their benefits, fight for good pay, and ensure they have the necessary equipment and safety standards needed to do their job effectively. When tragedy strikes, we must be willing to fight for them and their loved ones. I am calling on my colleagues in Albany to pass my “Familia Bill,” legislation S.6838, on behalf of Michael Davidson and all of the brave men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect us,” said Senator Jose Peralta.
UFA’s endorsement of Peralta marks his fourth from a labor union. They include RWDSU, Plumbers Local 1 and Uniformed Fire Officers Association.