WASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest union representing federal and D.C. government workers, is proud to welcome Kevin Cooper as the union’s new political director starting today.
“Cooper is a trade unionist who has spent over a decade building political power for working people and their unions,” AFGE National President Everett Kelley said. “Going into the 2020 election and with so much at stake for our union and our country, we couldn’t be more excited to have Kevin join our team and help us deliver results for the 700,000 federal and D.C. government workers we represent.”
As political director, Cooper will develop and manage AFGE’s political and fundraising programs, oversee our congressional and presidential endorsement process, and work with coalition partners to achieve action on common issues and concerns.
Before joining AFGE, Cooper was deputy national political director for Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign. He also previously worked as deputy national political director for the Communications Workers of America, the largest telecommunications union in the nation; served on the executive board and committee of the For Our Future Super PAC, helping to elect pro-worker candidates in 2018; and advocated for pro-worker policies on Capitol Hill as an intern for Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois.
Cooper was raised in a union household in Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois. He has lived in Washington since 2011.