WASHINGTON-The American Federation of Government Employees joined national political and civil rights leaders to announce plans to expand voter protection programs in key battleground states. The event, held at AFGE National Headquarters on Thursday, September 30, came as Americans prepare to tune into a series of debates between President George Bush and Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry.
AFGE launched a new nationwide issue ad campaign in 35 cities in an effort to reach disenfranchised voters from the 2000 election and to prevent voter disenfranchisement in November. The radio and print ads focus on voter protection and emphasize the right to cast a provisional ballot.
The news conference, originally to be held in Miami this week, was rescheduled due to the anticipated landfall of Hurricane Jeanne.
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.