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Thursday, July 15, 2004

Florida Firefighters Endorse Kerry/Edwards

Posted by DavidNYC

Via DailyKos, we learn that the 19,000-strong Florida Professional Firefighters union has endorsed Kerry/Edwards. This is a union which endorsed Dubya in 2000 and Jeb in `98 and `02. I wouldn't be surprised if other similar groups will endorse Kerry. Bush has been criminally negligent when it comes to providing money to first responders - the kind of people who can actually protect us from and during terrorist attacks.

I was in Manhattan on 9/11. Two weeks earlier, I left a job where I had worked three blocks from the World Trade Center. There's no point in saying "I'll never forget that day" - it's utterly seared into my memory. So I'll be thrilled when John Kerry becomes president, if for no other reason than the fact that the cops and firefighters working on our streets and at our ports will finally get the resources they need. I think first responders will be pleased, too.

Posted at 12:05 AM in Florida | Technorati


I DOn't support Kerry and don't know of any of my fellow firefighters in Florida that will vote for kerry.

Posted by: john at August 5, 2004 11:01 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

John, why not? Are you not troubled by Bush's cuts in funding for first responders?

Posted by: DavidNYC at August 5, 2004 11:11 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment