Brothers and Sisters,
We only have 17 days left until the November 2018 election on Tuesday, November 6. First and foremost, your Union is encouraging you to exercise your right and VOTE!
The following information is provided to you as a “guide” for the upcoming election. Click the link below to view recommendations from Local 1014 and California Professional Firefighters on state and local races: http://cpfvoterguide.org/1014-2
Remember, we are recommending candidates that support Firefighter issues. We would encourage you to research on your own where these candidates stand on issues that are important to you personally.
The job of the Local 1014 Executive Board is to represent your interests and to support better wages, hours, and working conditions for our members. We are often asked why we support certain elected officials. Our endorsement of candidates is based solely on their stance on Firefighter issues—this includes issues that affect our pensions, wages and working conditions. Similarly, we analyze ballot measures throughout the County and the State that impact our pensions and our service levels in various cities where we provide Fire and EMS services. They are not partisan choices and they are not based on our personal political beliefs.
Whomever you choose to vote for this election day, please remember to vote! Many of you may have already received your absentee ballots, please remember to send those in before election day.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” Don’t silence your voice, make your voice heard this November and VOTE!!
President Dave Gillotte and your Executive Board