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.