Charlotte-Mecklenburg FOP Lodge # 9
Dear Brother's and Sister's,
Over the past few months, as we have dealt with Pay and Benefit issues at City Council, it appears that the City has ignored most of our Committee's suggestions and recommendations. During numerous membership meetings, it has been discussed and agreed upon that we, as an organization, need to make a stand and try again to be heard. What a better way to get the message out than to stand opposed during the DNC- meaning that we make an assertion of our 1st Amendment Rights and protest against the way Charlotte City Council has turned away from the FOP and City Employees. In preparation for the upcoming DNC in Charlotte, we, the FOP, have filed a notification of intent to protest.
Now as you know, all CMPD and local agencies around Mecklenburg are working 24/7 for the DNC during August 30th through September 7th. This limits our membership to those retired or to spouses for whom we can call upon to help us protest against the City Council. On Sept. 4th, we ask that you please take a few hours from your day to take a stand and speak out for your brother’s and sister's still in uniform.
If you are able and willing to participate on this day, we ask that you please try to be at the next membership meeting on Tuesday, August 28th at 6:30pm. We will be discussing further details on how, where and exactly when the protest will commence. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please reply by e-mail, and we can pass on the information.