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August 06, 2018

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AFGE Endorses Colorado’s Joe Neguse for Congress

Neguse is a public service advocate and voice for change, union says

WASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees today announced its endorsement of Joe Neguse for the U.S. House of Representatives for Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District.

“Joe Neguse is just 34 years old but he’s already making a difference in the lives of working families across Colorado,” AFGE District 11 National Vice President Gerald Swanke said.

“Joe co-founded Colorado’s largest young voter registration and mobilization organization, New Era Colorado, and spent six years fighting to make college more accessible as a member of the University of Colorado Board of Regents,” Swanke said.

“A son of refugees from war-torn East Africa, Joe Neguse’s mission is to fight for real change in Washington and expand everyone’s opportunity to pursue the American Dream. He is an attorney, civic leader, and public servant who is the right choice for Colorado’s future,” he said.

About 55,000 federal employees live in Colorado – caring for veterans, supporting our military, protecting our natural resources, and getting Social Security recipients their benefits accurately and on time. There are more than 30,000 current and retired federal workers in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District.

AFGE is the largest federal employee union in the country, representing 700,000 federal and D.C. government workers in all functions of government. District 11 represents more than 56,000 federal employees in Alaska, Colorado, Guam, Idaho, Montana, Okinawa, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

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