John Gage, National President American Federation of Government Employees
J. David Cox, National Secretary Treasurer American Federation of Government Employees
Andrea Brooks, National Vice-President for Women's and Fair Practices American Federation of Government Employees
Representatives of Federal Agencies of all 50 States
WHEN: Tuesday, August 26, 2008
1:00 pm MT or 3:00 pm EDT
CALL INFO: 1.877.494.5165
Participant Code - 475649
The American Federation of Government Employees which represents workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Social Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security and 75 additional agencies is calling on both presidential candidates to pledge to restore the credibility of public service.
"Over the past eight years, the Bush Administration has attempted to do everything in its power to minimize and politicize the role of public service in government. From Hurricane Katrina to Walter Reed to the United States Justice Department the results have been catastrophic. The way this administration has systematically sought to disassemble the federal government and hand over tax payer dollars to its contractor cronies has been shameful. We celebrate the movement calling for change that has energized so many Americans. We plan to stand with Senator Obama to restore the greatness of America, but whoever enters the Oval Office must restore the credibility of public service," says John Gage.
AFGE's three national officers will address the critical challenges facing federal employees and working Americans in this election, including the need for Veterans Affairs funding reform, increased voter protection and the need to protect Social Security.