It’s that time again…Primary election season. As always, this is when we show our political friends that we appreciate the help they give us when we need new equipment and grants, helping us to do our jobs safely and expand the Department. Those of us who served under a hostile administration understand how far we have come and what it takes to never go back. We’ve achieved this accomplishment by standing with our friends and community and building a strong reputable brand. By continuing to endorse, vote, and provide campaign manpower support, we show everyone that IAFF Local 302 Allentown Fire Fighters are good allies to have in your corner.

Come out Tuesday, May 17th, and help us at the polls. Those who have helped in the past realize that it is a good way to positively engage the citizens of Allentown and promote Local 302.

 

Morning shift 0700 to about 11 or when it slows down

Afternoon shift 1500-2000 or again, when the polls slow

Don’t assume that we have enough help. The more help we get the less each guy has to stand at a poll. We will provide yellow Local 302 t-shirts for election day.

Contact Perreault (484)892-1787 for more information.

Posted are the candidates we have endorsed locally for Pa Senate District 16 (Pat Browne), new Pa Senate District 14 (Nick Miller), Pa Legislative District 22nd (Saeed Georges) and Pete Schweyer’s new Pa Legislative District 134. As always vote for your beliefs. These are our endorsements based solely on Fire Fighter and labor issues.

Thank you,

Local 302 Executive Board

 

Here we are, 1 month out from the most pivotal Mayoral election we have ever faced. By now everyone should realize what is at stake if Mayor OConnell loses. 
 
Everything we have worked for all of the new equipment, Special Teams funding, budget season support and friendly collective bargaining will go away if we don’t pull through with with the Mayor. This isn’t even an exaggeration. Everyone should know that Public Safety budgets will take second seat to empty Social Programs. We were gutted during Pawlowski and will face type of self serving politicians that will absolutely use Public Safety budgets as their piggy bank.
 
We can stop this but we need your help. We need guys out this Sat. April 24th 12 to 3:00 to help target mail in voters on the Southside. Please don’t assume someone else will do it, call me and help out. We need everyone to respond. We are going to need guys on Sat the same time every weekend leading up to election day. The next 2 weekends we will focus on mail in voters which is a small list but critical.
 
Election day is Tues. May 18th I will need everyone to show up and help us work the polls morning and evening shift. This is a City wide election  so that is a lot of polling stations. Ask the guys who have done this before, it is not terrible.
 
Please help the Local retain all we have worked hard for, the fights we have faught and won, the position of having our voices be heard. This can only be done by you helping to get our message out that We Support Those Who Support Fire Fighters. We stand with
 Ray.
Contact Perreault to sign up
484 892 1787
Thank you,
Adam Perreault

Election Results update

Good morning. As the fallout of mail-in ballots starts to settle we have a more clear picture of our most important race.

Pete Schweyer 12816

Write in 2709

Thanks to the support of our members who came out to the polls to aggressively support Pete, he was able to hand the write-in candidate a crushing defeat.

The PAC fund was instrumental in his overwhelming win. The last week leading to the election, we were able to send a mailer to Republican and Independent Super Voters highlighting his support for Fire Fighters. We’ve been told that our mailer was instrumental in his election day voting numbers. We were able to show how valuable we are to campaigns if candidates are valuable to us. More importantly, we highlighted that we are dedicated friends and in that world, it’s a rarity.

In just a few short years our PAC has propelled us into a “Must talk to” organization if you want to win. That is what we have been working towards and will continue to solidify our standing locally as well as in the state.

We helped Pete retain his seat which will help us continue our positive growth through state funding. Now we need members who were unsure of the PAC fund to donate. We have been able to get things done for the Department because of the PAC fund. Please help us continue our growth and donate to the PAC.

Next up, the most important race for us… the 2021 Mayoral race. We are going to need a lot of members to step up to the plate and help us at the polls getting our Mayoral candidate a win. This time we covered the Southside, next time it is citywide. Please help us out. With all the crazy names out there we are going to need to stand solidly behind our candidate. We have a strong relationship with our current administration and it has produced, ie. contract, increased manpower, new equipment, and Truck.
This is due to our advocacy and the PAC fund.

The PAC fund gives us a voice. If you already donate thank you. If you are not a donor please consider helping us and donate.

Thank you,

Adam Perreault

Tune in at 4:30 April 16 to the IAFF Local 302 Facebook Page for a live stream with Congresswoman Wild.

COVID-19 discussion with Representative Susan Wild

Join us for a discussion with Representative Susan Wild about COVID-19 and how the Firefighters and Paramedics of Allentown have handled it. The panelists will be Allentown Firefighters Union President Jeremy Warmkessel, Allentown Fire Chief Jim Wehr, and EMS Chief of Operations Eric Gratz.

Posted by Local 302 Allentown International Association of Firefighters on Thursday, April 16, 2020