PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF MASSACHUSETTS ENDORSE ELIZABETH WARREN FOR UNITED STATES SENATE
Boston - September 26, 2012 - Massachusetts firefighters from across the state converged in South Boston today to endorse Elizabeth Warren for US Senate.
"Firefighters are on the front lines everyday fighting for the safety of our residents, and it's time we elect a fighter that will stand up for us," said Edward Kelly, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts. "Elizabeth Warren is that person and the 12,000 Massachusetts firefighters and our families are proud to endorse her for US Senate."
"Elizabeth Warren could very well be the vote needed to protect the crucial federal programs that ensure the safety of the public and the safety of firefighters in communities across Massachusetts and the nation, and that's why firefighters support her candidacy for Senate," said Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters.
"I'm honored to receive the endorsement of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts," said Warren. "Across the Commonwealth, our firefighters work tirelessly and courageously to keep our cities and towns safe. As a Senator, I will be committed to ensuring that our firefighters have the tools, the staffing, and the resources they need to protect our communities. I am proud to stand with the PFFM, and I will fight for a level playing field for firefighters and all hardworking men and women across Massachusetts."
"Scott Brown's 'everyday guy' act looks good on paper, but his votes tell the true story," continued Kelly. "He voted against putting firefighters, police and teachers back to work and to abolish the SAFER and FIRE Acts within five years, programs crucial to keep us and those we protect safe. This shows just how out of touch he is with the middle class."
The Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts represent more than 12,000 professional firefighters from across the Commonwealth. More information about the PFFM can be found at www.pffm.org.