FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2008
Jason Fornicola
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AFGE's 2008 Election Efforts To Be Discussed On "Inside Government"

WASHINGTON—The American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) efforts during the 2008 election season will be discussed this week on AFGE’s radio program “Inside Government.” AFGE National President John Gage will address AFGE’s race and voter protection ad campaigns, as well as AFGE’s fight to preserve medical services throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs. Karen White, director of campaigns and elections for the National Education Association (NEA), will discuss NEA’s communications outreach program aimed at educating voters during the election season. Also hear from Bryan Lowry, president of AFGE’s Council of Prison Locals (CPL), who will address the continued violence within the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and CPL’s efforts to combat the violence. The show will air on Friday, Oct. 24 at 10:00 a.m. ET nationwide on www.federalnewsradio.com and 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

“Inside Government” is a one-hour weekly nationwide radio/Internet program dedicated to issues that impact all federal and D.C. government employees. In launching “Inside Government,” AFGE became one of the first unions and the only federal workers’ union to have a national broadcast program on the air.

The program, hosted by AFGE Assistant General Counsel Ward Morrow, can be heard Fridays at 10:00 a.m. ET nationally on demand (available anytime) at www.federalnewsradio.com or 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

Programs are archived on the Federal News Radio Web site and can be heard on demand (available anytime) at http://www.federalnewsradio.com/?nid=300. Federal News Radio is one of the most popular online news stations in the country, according to the Baltimore Sun/New York Times Syndicate.

“Inside Government” is also available to more than 70 million iPod users through Apple’s iTunes music download software. The program is available via podcast, located at the following link: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=212048686. Users must install iTunes on their computers before accessing “Inside Government” via podcast.

For more information, please e-mail InsideGovernment@afge.org or go to www.federalnewsradio.com.

Please note there will be a short advertisement prior to the start of the program.

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