Monday, October 21, 2019
APFA Endorses Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts for Re-election
Last week, Association of Professional Flight Attendants endorsed Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts for re-election to the United States Senate.
Calling Senator Markey “a tireless fighter for critical safety and security issues for Flight Attendants and the general public,” Lori Bassani, National President of APFA, stated “Ed Markey has stood with Flight Attendants and taken the lead on our issues over the years and made aviation safer and more secure. This is why we are supporting him.”
From that fateful day of September 11th when Markey came to be with our flight crews and union members to offer reassurance, to standing up to TSA and championing the No Knives Act, Senator Markey has one of the strongest records supporting Flight Attendants.
He now leads the efforts in combating toxic fumes on the airplane by signing on as an original co-sponsor of the Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 (S.1112). No passenger or crewmember should be forced to breathe toxic fumes when they travel aboard an airplane.
Senator Markey’s work on passenger safety issues has not gone unnoticed. Apart from being a tireless advocate for the state of Massachusetts, aviation workers and passengers, he routinely ensures that the airlines are held accountable.
It is because of his courage and leadership that APFA awarded Senator Markey our highest honor, the Edward Kennedy Award, in 2014. The award is given periodically by APFA to recognize outstanding and continued commitment to critical safety and security issues important to Flight Attendants. “Senator Markey’s leadership has made the difference over the years and we certainly don’t want to lose his experience and his wise counsel,” Bassani stated.
It is our honor to support Senator Edward J. Markey. We need more representatives like him who are willing to stand up and fight for Flight Attendants and all working Americans.
See APFA National President Lori Bassani’s endorsement
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