Sen. Schumer, Rep. Van Hollen, AFSCME Pres. Saunders, AFGE Pres. Cox, AFL-CIO Pres. Trumka join government employees on day of State of the Union with simple message:
Cutting vital government programs will hurt economy, kill jobs
WASHINGTON – More than 1,500 union activists from the American Federation of Government Employees and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will rally on Capitol Hill this Tuesday to urge Congress to shield vital government programs and services from devastating budget cuts.
The two largest unions representing government employees at the local, state and federal levels are organizing the lunchtime rally to call on Congress to protect Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other government programs that are critical to the health, safety and welfare of all Americans.
When: Noon Tuesday, Feb. 12 (AFGE members march from Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill at 11:30 a.m.)
Where: Upper Senate Park (corner of Constitution Ave. and Delaware Ave. NE)
Speakers: Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
AFSCME President Lee Saunders
AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr.
Government employees who provide vital public services