Dear Sisters and Brothers of Local 858;
Last night Local 858 and the CPFF were able to support our fellow fire fighters with Local 5 in Colorado Springs. The intention was to celebrate their 2 1/2 year effort to attain collective bargaining with their city leadership, unfortunately, the citizen's of Colorado Springs turned their backs on their fire fighters. We are proud to support our brothers and sisters in Colorado Springs and applaud their unified effort in knocking on over 60,000 doors and spending countless hours to advance their department so it can provide better service to the very citizens who voted against them.
It was humbling to see the amount of work Colorado Springs dedicated to this effort. It was equally as shocking to see how one election night can affect so many fire fighters. This made me think about our fire family here in Denver, and how we have an opportunity to secure more representation at the city level. Luckily, we aren't fighting for basic rights like Colorado Springs but we are fighting stagnation with issues important to Denver Fire Fighters. Issues like EMS delivery, cancer, behavioral health, high resource utilzers, and a rapidly growing population. We have an opportunity to put a fire fighter in Denver City Council and address these issues head on. I urge each and every one of you to give $50 to Mike Somma's campaign or give 4 hours and sign up to walk District 1. We must knock on at least 10,000 doors for Mike and a few people cannot do this, we need an army to walk for this cause. Please consider this an investment in your future as a Denver Fire Fighter. The next "Big Canvass" days are: April 6 and April 13 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. After the canvassing on April 13, there will be a fundraiser with food, drinks and live music at fire fighter owned Wheelz Bar & Grill located 2490 W. Hampden Ave. We must unite and act so we can secure our future.
Thank you very much.