“Throughout her career, Elizabeth Crowley has fought to protect the public safety of New Yorkers,” CEA President Roy Richter said. “She has been a great supporter of the NYPD and is the best candidate to ensure that police officers in New York and around the country receive the support and resources we need from Washington to keep our City safe.”
Ms. Crowley said she was “honored” to receive the CEA’s backing.
“The NYPD has shown time and again that they are up to the task of protecting the City,” Ms. Crowley said. “Police officers risk their lives every day to protect New Yorkers, and they need someone in Washington who will demand they receive funding and equipment necessary to keep New York protected. I am honored that the NYPD Captains Endowment Association believes I am best suited to go to Congress and fight for our police officers.”
Ms. Crowley was a supporter of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health bill, which expanded benefits for Ground Zero workers as well as FDNY and NYPD first responders who die from cancer and respiratory diseases from exposure at the site. She has also fought cuts to NYPD pensions.
Ms. Crowley is running against Assembly members Rory Lancman and Grace Meng for the Democratic nomination in the sixth district. Councilman Dan Halloran is running on the Republican ticket. The main NYPD union, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association has yet to make an endorsement in the race.