AFGE National President Everett Kelley represented AFGE at the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where thousands gathered to call for racial justice and voting rights.
Speaking on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, Kelley affirmed AFGE’s position of standing with those who fight for fairness, racial justice, and government programs that make people’s lives better.
“AFGE believes in universal healthcare, universal housing, universal education, and universal and equal justice under the law! We believe in the VA, in Social Security and all the programs of the federal government that make people’s lives better,” he told the crowd. “We believe that the government should be a force for GOOD, that the government should protect us and serve us, not scare us, not oppress us.”
Watch his entire speech here.