VA Eviction Template Media Release

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When you have filled in the relevant sections, send your release to the AFGE Communications team for review and distribution by emailing it to Tim Kauffman ([email protected]) and Andrew Huddleston ([email protected]). 

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Note: Do not hold your rally on VA property and obtain any required permits.


 MEDIA ADVISORY:
MONTH DAY, 2020

Instructions: Fill in the red sections with your information and distribute to local media you have identified.

Union Members at {INSERT NAME OF YOUR FACILITY} VA to be Evicted from Office Space
AFGE officials and VA employees call the move "union busting, plain and simple."

On January 31st, union members at the {insert name of your facility} VA will hold a short protest and address the media following their eviction from union office space inside the VA. This eviction is part of a broader, nationwide edict by the administration that all unions must be evicted from office space they have occupied at the VA – for decades, in some cases.

What: Protest and media availability following eviction from office

Who: Members of AFGE Local XXXX

Where: Address

When: Time

RSVP: Your local contact information

IF YOU REQUIRE ANY HELP DISTRIBUTING THIS RELEASE AFTER FILLING IN THE APPROPRIATE SECTIONS PLEASE CONTACT TIM KAUFFMAN IN THE AFGE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT ([email protected])

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