Gala Tickets & Checkout
Stephanie Bourg - President Harriet
Chauvin - Sec./Tres.
Kim Mouton - Vice President
Auxiliary to the International Association of Fire Fighters is a service
organization with the objective to cooperate, support and contribute to
the aims and purposes of the International Association of Fire Fighters,
and to the betterment of the individual fire fighter family.
June 9, 2003 - Auxiliary Organized and voted
in favor of affiliating with the AIAFF. Temporary elections were held and LaKeta
Glenn was elected temporary President while Harriet Chauvin was elected
temporary Sec/Tres. Elections for permanent office will be held at the next
June 9, 2003 - First Auxiliary meeting 7:00pm @ The Hall. Election of "Temporary Officers",
and discussion of Rules
of Order & By-Laws, Election planning, Funding, formal naming
of organization, application for Charter through International Association of
Fire Fighters, etc.
PRO-Public Safety Candidates
The auxiliary is free of the "Hatch
Act" which currently restricts firefighters from political activity. They
will have the power of endorsing and financially supporting PRO-Public
Suggested Grassroots Activities during a political
- Ask local and state associations to mail at least one
pro-X (Candidate) piece and one GOTV piece to their memberships before
Election Day. This could either be a personalized letter from the president
or a campaign flyer.
- Organize a phone bank to do ID/persuasion and GOTV
calls OR work with a campaign/candidate to have IAFF volunteers staff their
phone bank one night per week. Allow IAFF members to call other IAFF members
whenever possible. IAFF member lists with phone numbers are available from
the IAFF or your local. See Setting
up a phone bank; Sample
Voter ID script; Sample
Voter Persuasion script; Supervisor
Tally Sheet; Instructions
for phone bank callers; Instructions
for phone bank supervisors
- Ask locals and state associations to put at least one
pro-X (candidate) piece in their newsletters or other publications. FEDERAL
ELECTION LAW PROHIBITS LOCALS AND STATE ASSOCIATIONS FROM USING UNRESTRICTED
WEBSITES FOR THIS PURPOSE.
- Get locals to issue press releases endorsing Candidate
sample press release.
- Leaflet fire stations and/or place candidate flyers on
station bulletin boards.
- Speak at IAFF union meetings and other union gatherings
to promote Candidate X. Distribute flyers to attendees.
- Prepare logistics and turn out crowds for Candidate X
events. The IAFF will also have a speakerís bureau for you to utilize that
may include, General President Harold Schaitberger.
- Place yard signs in targeted precincts, especially near
polling places. Ask the candidate you are supporting or your local
Coordinated Campaign for targeted precincts.
- Organize and conduct literature drops in targeted
precincts. This involves preparing maps and materials. Ask the candidate you
are supporting or your local Coordinated Campaign for targeted precincts.
- Distribute information on your candidate at community
events like county fairs, church bazaars, school nights, local festivals,
- Conduct a "Letters to the Editor" campaign
and behalf of you candidate. See
sample Letter to the Editor.
- Issue press releases for Fire Fighter and pro-candidate
X events to local and external news outlets.
- Canvass door-to-door in targeted precincts with
pro-candidate X flyers. See
Sample Door-to-Door script.
- Speak at regular events in the community in support of
Candidate X, e.g. Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs, Chamber of Commerce, etc.
On Election Day:
Dispatch volunteers to be poll workers outside the polling place. Poll
workers usually distribute voter slate cards and make sure signs are displayed
outside the polling site.