(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Members of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) will be visiting with union members in 16 states on September 2 as part of its ongoing efforts to educate members this election year.
“Far too much is at stake in 2004 for unionized federal workers and their families,” says AFGE National President John Gage.
Hundreds of AFGE members will be knocking on the doors of tens-of-thousands of union members in Oregon, Washington, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Ohio, Iowa, Missouri, New Hampshire, Maine, Minnesota, Michigan, and West Virginia.
“AFGE members see not just their own livelihoods hinging on the election’s outcome, but the very future of the nation,” adds Gage. “What kind of federal government do we want—one accountable to taxpayers or one that answers only to the powerful?”
AFGE is the largest federal employees’ union in the United States, representing over 650,000 workers. For more on AFGE and its efforts to elect a new president, log onto www.AFGE.org.