Dear BPPA Members, Friends, and Supporters,
I write to ask you to again step up and make your voices heard. As you saw on November 7, 2022, City Councilor Kendra Lara is coming for our work under the guise of her calls for a “civilian construction details program.” Considering there are 1000s of civilian jobs in the City of Boston that go unfilled, this is obviously a "defund the police" political stunt. Her animosity was on full display on November 7, when she and other Councilor’s treated our Union and President Larry Calderone with disrespect and contempt. We will FIGHT to preserve our work, and FIGHT to uphold public safety.
This is an attack on our profession, our ability to provide for our families, and, most importantly, our ability to properly protect and serve one of the greatest cities in America. If ever there were a time to unify and fight back, that time is now.
HERE’S WHAT WE NEED: We’re asking all of our members to reach out to 5 family members, 5 friends, or 5 neighbors. Once you identify your 5, ask them to use the enclosed template letter (see below) to show our elected officials that the people of Boston do not want the safety of their streets compromised for political gains and that they SUPPORT AND APPRECIATE THEIR POLICE OFFICERS.
District 6 Councilor Kendra Lara, the sponsor of the recent hearing at the Bolling Building, wants to fix something that isn’t broken. The public safety detail system puts, on average, 300+ police officers on the streets of our city EVERY DAY at ZERO COST TO TAXPAYERS. The program is effective, efficient, and smart. Of course, Lara doesn’t care about any of that. For her, it’s about punishing police officers by dismantling the public safety detail system. She’s so intent on punishing you that she’s willing to sacrifice public safety in her district! Make no mistake about it, Lara does not like police officers and will do everything in her power to defund and diminish our profession. For the sake of our great city and our families, we need to stop her.
Now more than ever before, we need to be heard and we need your voice to ACHIEVE THAT GOAL. Contact every councilor listed below and let them know: YOU OPPOSE the dismantling of one of the nation’s most effective and cost-efficient public safety detail systems.
Please download the PDF HERE and attach it in an email to the following addresses:
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Demanding the Respect We Deserve
BPPA President Larry Calderone and Legislative Director Jamie Kenneally sit down to talk about contract negotiations, public safety concerns, and the unfortunate loss of police officers to the fire department. They explain how being short-staffed and underappreciated is leading to the exit of good officers.
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