FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2004
Enid Doggett
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Kurt Gallagher
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Adele Stan
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Largest Federal Workers' Union to be Represented at Democratic National Convention

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—A group of members and leaders of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the largest union representing employees of the federal government, will attend next week’s Democratic National Convention in Boston. The AFGE group, representing the interests of the federal workforce and the American taxpayer, reflects the rich diversity of America’s workers.

Those joining AFGE National President John Gage include two of the union’s National Vice Presidents, Rogelio Flores of Texas—who also serves on the convention’s Platform Committee-–and Arnold Scott of Indiana. Also in attendance will be Alma Lee of Virginia, president of AFGE’s National Council of VA Locals, who serves on the Convention’s Rules Committee. Ms. Lee’s council represents the employees of Department of Veterans Affairs—doctors and janitors, nurses and office workers, to name a few—who tend to the needs of those who were willing to put their lives on the line to preserve our freedom.

“It is with great pride that I lead a delegation that so reflects the strength in diversity that is America,” said Gage.

“Our members and leaders know all too well the challenges faced today by the American people,” added Beth Moten, AFGE’s legislative and political director. “They hear first-hand the stories of those impacted by the current administration’s under-funding of such vital institutions as the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration. They serve our military both on and off the battlefield, and struggle to do so in a time of limited resources.”

This portion of the AFGE website is paid for by AFGE PAC.

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