FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 07, 2015

Labor activists join Congressional leaders in rally to end sequestration

Categories: Congress , Sequester

Contact:
Chelsea Bland
(202) 777-3079
blandc@afge.org

WASHINGTON—Constant budget battles on Capitol Hill threaten the functioning of services Americans rely on each and every day. As additional sequestration cuts loom the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) joins true leaders in Congress who are fighting to fully fund and support federal programs and services. If Congress does not end sequestration, the long-term impact of more than a trillion dollars in spending cuts over the next decade will be catastrophic to the American economy.

“With working families in mind it is critical that we take a stand against the crushing budget cuts of sequestration,” said AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. “We must send a strong message to those who seek to weaken public services through arbitrary cuts that enough is enough. Congress must repeal the across-the-board, automatic budget cuts under sequestration. The FY 2016 budget absolutely cannot be balanced by taking away the hard earned benefits of federal employees.”

Details of the rally:

Who:    

House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD)
Senator Chuck Schumer (NY)
House Budget Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen (MD)
House and Senate Members
NDD United Co-Chairs, Emily J. Holubowich and Joel Packer
AFGE leaders and activists

What: Rally for a Stronger American Future

When: Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 1:30 p.m.

Where: United States Capitol
East Front Lawn, Zone 10
Washington, D.C.

RSVP: Please RSVP to Chelsea Bland at blandc@afge.org

Future requests: Please contact the Communications Department at 202-639-6419

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