In the past weeks, APCO members, colleagues and supporters have stepped up and joined the fight to reclassify Public Safety Telecommunicators as "Protective" occupations. Their efforts have included submitting formal comments for the revision process to explain how Public Safety Telecommunicators protect and save the lives of the public and responders. They have also contacted elected officials in Congress to explain the importance of reclassification and seek their assistance in this fight.
This week at APCO 2016, attendees helped grow the reclassification effort. They participated in informational sessions on the reclassification process and APCO’s advocacy efforts, offered suggestions for the advocacy strategy, and stopped by an Advocacy station in the Pavilion where staff were on hand to answer questions and laptops were available for the Take Action campaign. By the end of the conference, more than 1,200 comments had been filed and 900 people have contacted Congress.
Our work is only beginning! Go here to Take Action and encourage your colleagues and supporters to do the same.