The Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey (PFANJ) and the New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police (NJFOP) announced today that they have endorsed Senator Linda Greenstein in the race for the open 12th Congressional District seat.
“Senator Greenstein has been a friend to working men and women since her first day in public service, and in particular she has been a great ally and supporter of public safety workers like firefighters throughout her time in the Legislature,” said Dominick Marino, President of PFANJ. “Linda has stood with public safety workers when she defended our collective bargaining rights every time they have been attacked, she led the effort to make Paid Family Leave law in New Jersey, and she has fought for the Thomas P. Canzanella Act to ensure that first responders have access to workers’ compensation for injuries or disabilities suffered on the job. We at PFANJ are proud to give Linda Greenstein our full support in her bid for Congress in the 12th district.”
Founded in 1929, PFANJ represents approximately 4,000 professional firefighters and emergency medical personnel.
Ed Brannigan, President of NJFOP, said, “The NJFOP is thrilled to endorse Linda Greenstein, who has been the best friend public safety workers could ask for in the Legislature. She has always understood that police officers need to be supported as we work to protect the residents of New Jersey, and time and again she has shown a willingness to stand with us and fight for the issues that are important to us. Linda has stood shoulder to shoulder with public safety workers to protect our collective bargaining rights, and has fought to ensure we have the funding for the equipment police officers need to do our jobs. We know Linda Greenstein will go to Congress and continue to fight for what is right, and that’s why the NJFOP is proud to wholeheartedly endorse her.”
The NJFOP represents over 17,000 law enforcement officers in New Jersey.
In response to receiving the endorsements of PFANJ and NJFOP, Greenstein said, “I am extremely proud of my record of support for our first responders and public safety workers, and it is extremely gratifying to receive these endorsements from the men and women who put their lives on the line every day for our families. I have always believed it is essential that we protect those who protect us, and I will continue to support them in Washington.”
Running in the June 3rd Democratic Primary against Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-15), Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (D-17) and plasma physicist Andrew Zwicker, Greenstein has the support of the Mercer County Central Labor Council, the Mercer-Burlington Building and Construction Trades Council, the New Jersey Mechanical & Allied Trades Council, the East Windsor Education Association, Insulators Locals 32 and 89, IBEW Locals 269 and 400, International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 5, the New Jersey State Association of Pipe Trades, the New Jersey State Council of Sheet Metal Workers, and CWA Locals 1036,1042 and 1082.