Veto city councils 50% pay raise and increase our First Responders pay.
  • Petitioned Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta City Council

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City Council and Mayors Office
Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta City Council
Ct Martin
Nat Archibong
Keisha Bottoms
Michael Bond
Communications for Mayors Office
Sonji Jacobs
Melissa Mullinax
Anne Torres
Reece McCraine
Michael Carswell
Tkeban Jahannes
Emily Love
Matt Mallament
John Zimmerman
MMegan Middleton
Justin Tanner
CITY TALK
aNDREA bOONE
Carla Smith
Kwanza Hall
Alex Wan
Ivory Lee Young
Howard Shook
Yolanda Adrean
Felicia Moore
H. Lamar Willis
Cleta Winslow
Ceasar Mitchell
Joyce Sheperd

Veto city councils 50% pay raise and increase our First Responders pay.

    1. Kelly uhlis
    2. Petition by

      Kelly uhlis

      Holly Springs, GA

The First Responders of Atlanta have gone years without a sizable raise. A raise that was promised to them many years ago. They work over 40 hours a week, keeping our streets and city safe, and they take pride in the job they have been hired to do. While cops or firefighters are expected to Sacrifice their Lives for others, Hold themselves to a higher standard of moral and ethical behavior, and work endless hours (sometimes cancelled off days or 12 hour shifts) they also always get the lowest priority when it comes to compensation. The Atlanta City Council has passed the vote to give themselves (the council) a 50% raise However, city council only works Part Time. They get paid $40,000 for a part time job. With this latest vote they will be making up to $60,000. Our men and women are lucky if they make upwards of $35,000. This petition was started to let the Honorable Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed ,know that we are challenging him to veto this. There is a possibility that his veto can be overridden by the council itself. In that event, we want our council members to know that by the next voting term they will find large challenges in their reelection. The main objective of this petition is to say :
First Responders deserve raises First (This means a real raise and not one where you give them 1% and then spike up their benefit contributions). To say as a city and a community, we stand beside and speak up for our First Responders who have no voice in this. We as a people are demanding Financial Compensation for our Sworn Guardians.

To:
Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta City Council, City Council and Mayors Office
Ct Martin
Nat Archibong
Keisha Bottoms
Michael Bond
Communications for Mayors Office
Sonji Jacobs
Melissa Mullinax
Anne Torres
Reece McCraine
Michael Carswell
Tkeban Jahannes
Emily Love
Matt Mallament
John Zimmerman
MMegan Middleton
Justin Tanner
CITY TALK
aNDREA bOONE
Carla Smith
Kwanza Hall
Alex Wan
Ivory Lee Young
Howard Shook
Yolanda Adrean
Felicia Moore
H. Lamar Willis
Cleta Winslow
Ceasar Mitchell
Joyce Sheperd
Veto city councils 50% pay raise and increase our First Responders pay.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Hitting the streets...A door to door Canvas

      Kelly uhlis
      Petition Organizer

      Hey guys I am planning on going canvassing door to door over the weekend asking for more support from the community. The more support we can get the better. I want to show them that we really do have a backing and can have a say:)

    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Carol Monsell WOODSTOCK, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Others (i.e., first responders) need pay increase (none in over 12 years!!)

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    • heather stanley MCDONOUGH, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am a firm believer that you get what you put into something. Our first responders work day and night, loose hours of rest, physically exhaust themselves to make Atlanta a better place. It's their sacrifices made not someones behind a desk. To keep the best they have to be treated like the best, because they are the ones that sacrifice so much and gets so little in return. Amoung a pay increase they deserve to be working in nice environments too, their stations are comparable to jail. They leave the comfort of their houses to be stationed in run down firestations, police station...etc. they deserve an upgraded phacility far more than guys tossing footballs back and forth!

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    • sam azzarelli MORELAND, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We need more First Responders .

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    • Bradford Henry Penchon BAGUIO CITY, PHILIPPINES
      • almost 2 years ago

      greedy politicians can kiss my ass... =)

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    • Shelby Rawlings MCDONOUGH, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Cause the men and women responders deserve it

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