WASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees has endorsed Angela Alsobrooks for election to the U.S. Senate representing Maryland in the 2024 election.
Alsobrooks was elected county executive of Prince George’s County in 2018, becoming the first woman and first Black woman elected to the position, and was reelected in 2022. The Maryland native previously served two terms as state’s attorney for Prince George’s County, making history as the youngest and first woman elected to the position.
“AFGE enthusiastically supports Angela Alsobrooks for U.S. Senate,” AFGE National President Everett Kelley said. “Our members are fired up to oppose attempts to cut D.C. and federal government services, and Angela is ready to get into the halls of Congress and advocate right there alongside us.”
Alsobrooks has proven herself to be a fighter for working people, and she has shown up for AFGE when asked time and time again. If elected, she would become Maryland’s first Black U.S. senator.
“It is long past time for the state of Maryland to have an African American U.S. senator,” AFGE District 4 National Vice President Anita Autrey said. “Angela has shown that she can run a strong campaign that aims to win and aims to uplift the fights of working people everywhere. AFGE is all in to help make that happen.”
Alsobrooks has used her campaign to oppose cuts to federal jobs and wages, protest irresponsible government shutdowns, protect the ability of federal employees to effectively represent their colleagues while at work, support measures like the PRO Act that would make it easier for employees across the country to organize and bargain collectively for better working conditions, and endorse legislation that would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state.
“We fight for dignity, safety, and fairness on the job so government can more effectively serve the American people, and we are confident that Angela will be our partner fighting for workers’ rights in the Senate,” AFGE District 14 National Vice President Ottis Johnson Jr. said.
About 140,000 federal employees live in Maryland – supporting the military, caring for veterans, ensuring the safety of the flying public, and getting Social Security recipients their benefits accurately and on time.
AFGE is the largest federal employee union in the country, representing 750,000 federal and D.C. government workers. District 4 represents about 48,000 employees in Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, while District 14 represents about 64,000 employees in the Washington metropolitan area and Europe.