Fellow APFA Members,
Tomorrow is election day and across our country millions of citizens will exercise their right to cast their vote for the candidates that they think are best able to help lead us over the coming years. If you haven’t already early voted or voted absentee I hope you will be heading to your local polling place to cast your ballot. Nothing is more important.
The union movement today is under threat. Nationally, membership has dropped to all-time lows in the private sector. We face a hostile Administration in Washington and growing support for a union-crippling national “Right to Work” bill. The best way to keep our union strong is to elect candidates who support our issues and share our values. Elections matter and there are clear choices to made.
APFA is strong because we are diverse, we respect our fellow workers and because we fight to ensure we can have an industry leading contract. We will remain strong with elected representatives who understand and support our roles as first responders and who work with us to make the lives of all working men and women better.
Voting is the bedrock of our democracy and far too many citizens fail to cast a ballot, particularly in non-presidential voting years. This year, even with record turnout expected, less than 50% of the eligible voters will likely take the time to go to the polls. With so much on the line for the future of our communities and our country, it is simply unacceptable. Which is why I am asking you one last time: Don’t forget to vote tomorrow. It’s critical.