Municipal Government

Sheldon Silver on Zadroga Act

Sheldon Silver on Zadroga Act

September 11, 2012

The decision to include many types of cancer under the Zadroga Act will literally save lives. We have a moral obligation to those who put themselves in harm’s way for their fellow New Yorkers and this will further our goal of meeting that obligation. The eleventh anniversary of 9/11 serves to remind us of the tragedy of those we lost, as well as of the sacrifices made by those who have toiled to rebuild our community. I want to thank our Congressional delegation, led by Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, as well as Representatives Maloney and Nadler for their great leadership on this issue. I also thank members of our community, led by Community Board One Chair Catherine McVay Hughes, who fought tirelessly for cancer to be covered under the Zadroga Act.

September 11, 2012

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