Template Rally Press Release



Copy and paste the template below into a word document, fill it out, and send it back to the AFGE Communications Department by emailing it to Tim Kauffman ([email protected]) and Andrew Huddleston ([email protected]). Communications will make sure your press release gets the proper review and gets distributed to your local media using our media database. When planning your rally, make sure to obtain any necessary permits.





[City] Federal Workers’ Union to Protest White House Assault on Employees’ Collective Bargaining Rights

AFGE members to rally in support of federal workers

What: The American Federation of Government Employees is organizing a protest against the Trump administration’s efforts to undermine federal employee unions and prevent workers from blowing the whistle on mismanagement and other workplace abuses. The administration is looking to fast-track implementation of three anti-worker executive orders that would prevent the union from representing employees at the worksite, filing employee grievances against wrongful terminations and other adverse actions, and bargaining over a range of issues that benefit workers and the public.

Who: Leaders and members from AFGE Local XXXX

When: [Time and date of event]

Where: [List physical address and specific location of event]

Contact: [Name, email, and phone number of on-the-ground contact]

Future requests: Please contact the AFGE Communications Department at 202-639-6419 


The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 700,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

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