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Marin Professional Firefighters Raise $50,000 for MDA

Dozens of firefighters from Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775 (www.iaff1775.org), raised $50,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during an annual “Fill the Boot” event at four intersections in Marin County April 25 and 28, 2013.  Off-duty firefighters asked passing motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians to drop donations into a firefighter’s boot to support MDA’s Bay Area children and families.  After counting the loose change and bills donated by commuters, Marin Professional Firefighters was thrilled to reach their goal of $50,000 in 2013, setting an all-time record for "Fill the Boot" fundraising in Marin.  San Anselmo's "Hub" intersection topped the list, with $16,112.54 donated by motorists.  Other totals include: San Rafael, $12,267.83; Mill Valley, $7,751.14; Sausalito, $4616.51; Novato: $4,319.49; Tiburon, $3447.37.  The firefighters themselves donated an additional $1500.

Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775 is a labor union that represents more than 400 professional firefighters in Marin County, and each year takes part in the effort to raise funds to support the vital health care services MDA provides to Bay Area families affected by muscle disease.  Marin firefighters raised $44,500 for MDA in 2012.

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Marin Professional Firefighters "Fill The Boot" for Muscular Dystrophy Association in Marin County April 25 and April 28, 2013

Dozens of Firefighters from Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775 (www.iaff1775.org) will generously volunteer their time for the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association “Fill the Boot” event at five intersections in Marin County April 25 and 28, 2013.  Off-duty firefighters will ask motorists and pedestrians alike to drop donations into a firefighter’s boot to support MDA’s Bay Area children and families Thursday, April 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (and in Sausalito and Tiburon Sunday, April 28).  

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Together, We Defeated Proposition 32!

Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775, thanks each Californian who voted to help defeat the Deceptive Proposition 32.  This ballot measure would have silenced the voices of union members, bringing down the standaards of pay and living for all working Californians by giving undue power to corporate special interests and billionaires.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING CALIFORNIA'S WORKING FAMILIES DEFEAT PROP 32!

From CPF:  California’s firefighters earned a hard-fought but historic win in last night’s elections. And you helped make it happen.

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Together, We Defeated Proposition 32!

Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775, thanks each Californian who voted to help defeat the Deceptive Proposition 32.  This ballot measure would have silenced the voices of union members, bringing down the standaards of pay and living for all working Californians by giving undue power to corporate special interests and billionaires.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING CALIFORNIA'S WORKING FAMILIES DEFEAT PROP 32!

From CPF:  California’s firefighters earned a hard-fought but historic win in last night’s elections. And you helped make it happen.

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Marin Firefighters Endorse Michael Allen for Assembly

Marin Professional Firefighters offers our strong endorsement for Michaell Allen as 10th District Assemblymember. Michael Allen supports worker's rights and middle class families, and we beieve that he will continue his long tradition of support for issues that effect firefighters, our families, and our communities.  With decades of experience working to improve workplace safety, ensure fair compensation, create affordable healthcare options, protect public safety, and to preserve the long-term viability of our member's retirement savings, Michael Allen is a proven leader in the labor community and in California's Assembly.  Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775, looks forward to Michael Allen's continued leadership on the issues that are most important to firefighters and public safety in the new 10th district.

Michael Allen for Assembly

Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775, conducts lengthy candidate interviews before issuing any endorsement under the direction of our Political Director and Political Action Committee.  We look for candidates that support worker's rights, public safety, believe in fair compensation, workplace safety, and show a broad understanding of the issues that effect firefighters, labor, and the fire service in general.  We base our endorsements on the endorsement policies of the IAFF and our Local 1775 bylaws and policies.

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