Military & First Responders

  • Established First Responder Appreciation Day, annually starting in 2015, to build community relationships with first responders and to thank them for their service
  • Took on the Nutter administration and successfully ordered that $66 million be set aside for firefighters contract
  • Passed resolution urging the PPA to make Veterans Day (November 11) a non-ticketing holiday
  • Held hearings on treatment options for veterans suffering from PTSD and TBI
  • Held community fundraisers for the Green Beret Fund and the Special Forces Association
  • Introduced legislation urging the Department of Defense to include the names of Philadelphia native Patrick Corcoran and his 73 fellow fallen sailors of the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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