February 14, 2002
Magda Lynn Seymour
Diane S. Witiak
(202) 639-6419

AFGE Readies For Capitol Hill Mobilization

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Hundreds of union members from the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) are scheduling congressional appointments to lobby their members of Congress in person as part of AFGE’s 2002 Legislative & Grassroots Mobilization Conference set for March 3-6 in Washington, D.C.

This year’s conference, to be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, includes two days devoted to Capitol Hill lobbying preceded by issues briefings and skills-building workshops. A plenary session on Monday morning will include guest speakers yet to be announced. A news release with further details will follow.

The Legislative & Political priorities of the union include:

 Contracting out reform
 Pay
 Civil Service issues
 Health Care

Reporters may call the AFGE Communications Department with questions at (202) 639-6419.

The American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, is the largest union for government employees, representing 600,000 federal workers in the United States and overseas, as well as employees of the District of Columbia. To learn more about AFGE, visit

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