Building Our Power to Win on Capitol Hill

AFGE members are the best at what they do. They deliver critical services to the American people, often putting their lives on the line to protect others. They believe in good government and work tirelessly to improve it. Despite radical proposals by Congress, AFGE activists fought back against dangerous budget cuts and won. Members persuaded lawmakers, fought for better policies, and educated their communities. For the first time ever, AFGE personally interviewed presidential candidates. As our membership grows larger, their voices grow stronger, making life better for government employees and the public we serve. 

Family members, friends and colleagues of fallen correctional officers join AFGE’s Council of Prison Locals for a vigil at the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C.

In November, AFGE leaders met with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as part of AFGE’s presidential candidate forum meetings. 

In April, AFGE National President Cox testified before the House Committee on Agriculture’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management regarding the reauthorization of the U.S. Grain Standards Act. 

During October’s Rally for a Stronger American Future an attendee holds a sign stating ‘Sink the Sequester.’

AFGE Council of Prison Locals held an informational picket at the Los Angeles District Courthouse on Spring Street this August to show support for fallen Officer José Rivera. 

An activist holds a ‘Restore Voting Rights’ sign during the NAACP’s Journey for Justice rally on Capitol Hill.

An activist holds a ‘Federal Workers Serve America’ sign during AFGE’s annual legislative rally on Capitol Hill.

Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota fires up the crowd at a Capitol Hill rally. 

Hundreds of AFGE activists head to Capitol Hill in a demonstration demanding an end to attacks on the federal workforce and job-killing sequestration. 

An AFGE activist stands for TSOs at a Capitol Hill Rally to restore respect for civil service. 

Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland addresses the crowd at a Capitol Hill rally for workers' rights. 

AFGE Local 222 legislative political coordinator Jason Basil from Devens Federal Prison with Senator Elizabeth Warren, discussing remedies to stop the BOP's reliance on contract guards instead of qualified federal correctional officers from the .

In November, AFGE leaders met with Senator Bernie Sanders as part of AFGE’s presidential candidate forum meetings.  

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