FDNY EMS Pipes and Drums Band to Perform in Virtual Inaugural Parade

January 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

By ANGI GONZALEZ Amid the pandemic, it’s been some time since the FDNY EMS Pipes and Drums band performed publicly. On Wednesday, that will change when members take part in this year’s Inauguration Day festivities . “It was a great honor to be asked by the department to participate in this inauguration parade,” said band manager and FDNY Captain Kevin Haugh. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for Haugh, who spoke with NY1 about the experience on Tuesday at EMS Station 18 in the Bronx. Haugh said it’s the first time the band will participate in an inaugural parade. In 2017, their NYPD counterparts went to Washington D.C. to perform when they were asked participate in President Donald Trump’s inaugural parade. Now, it’s the FDNY EMS Pipes and Drums band that gets an opportunity to shine.  “It’s actually going to be nice for us,” Haugh [More...]

The People Have Spoken

December 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Nov. 3 election was more than a historic moment; it is a pathway to what we expect to be a brighter future in a time of national crisis. Throughout the following week, as tens of millions of mail-in and absentee ballots were counted, it was clear that a vast majority of Americans demanded a change. A change from the chaos, division, and strife brought about by a manipulative billionaire, who as President of the United States these last four years, engaged in a relentless assault on our lives while his cronies in the 1% enriched themselves at our expense. And from the start of this year, Trump failed to protect us when the deadly coronavirus struck our city, and our nation. As our brave frontline workers struggled during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, they lacked proper protective equipment and guidance from the Trump Administration. His failure of leadership during this now [More...]

Can You Help Phone Bank Pennsylvania for Biden/Harris 2020?

September 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

Sisters and Brothers, We are Just 40 days away from Election Day. Last week we kicked off our virtual phone banks to call AFSCME members in Pennsylvania in support of Biden/Harris 2020. Pennsylvania will go a long way in deciding the outcome of this election. If the events of the last 72 hours are any indications, change is needed in Washington, DC. Join the team and sign-up for a phone bank shift at [More...]