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Two California Locals Recognized for Political Action Efforts

From Left: Local 689 President Domenick Weaver and Local 1909 Political Director Jason Livermore
October 4, 2012 – The United Democratic Campaign of Alameda County, California, is honoring Alameda Local 689 and Hayward Local 1909 with the 2012 “Democrats of the Year” award. The honor, which is traditionally given to an individual, was awarded to the two IAFF affiliates to properly recognize their dedication to local and regional political races.

“We are very proud to receive this honor,” says Local 689 President Domenick Weaver. “We are all focused on the goal of ensuring that the future of Alameda County is the best it can be.”

“Our members are donating a lot of time and effort -- not just toward local candidates, but also to statewide concerns, such as Proposition 32,” says Local 1909 President Jason Livermore. “This is recognition for all of their hard work.”

Proposition 32 is a statewide ballot initiative which seeks to, among other things, limit the voice of union members. Both locals are actively involved in the “No On Prop 32” campaign.