Fight the Furloughs – Make Them Sweat!

AFGE Action Network

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Lawmakers want to furlough us. Strike back where it hurts them most—target their reelection. 


Sequestration: It’s not just politics. Because of automated spending cuts, working families like yours will be forced to choose—pay for the groceries or mortgage bill?

That’s the real world consequence of furloughs. But we can fight this. We’re 283,000 people strong. We’re going to make lawmakers sweat about their decision to let the Sequester slide and to furlough so many government workers.

I want 1,000 AFGE members to contribute to the PAC by midnight tonight to show Congress that we aren’t taking this laying down. When you contribute to AFGE PAC, we put that money to work by supporting candidates who challenge lawmakers that vote against us.

Show lawmakers that you’re willing to strike back where it hurts them most—target their reelection.

By pooling our resources, every PAC contribution gets turned into political power, and that’s exactly what we need right now. Lawmakers aren’t worried about their jobs because they don’t see federal workers as a powerful enough threat.If we raise the cash, we become that threat.

The reality of being a federal worker is that you have a very personal stake in who gets elected.  Congress determines what happens to your pay, benefits, and job security. When you contribute now, you’re building our political arsenal. That means when election time rolls around, we’ll have our arsenal ready while they’re still trying to build theirs.

Making a single contribution to AFGE PAC means you get to have an influence on who gets elected. And 1,000 new contributions today will mean we definitely will get the attention of the lawmakers who keep targeting us. You can make a huge difference right now by becoming one of the 1,000 members to chip into AFGE PAC by midnight tonight.

Just $25—or whatever you can afford—is an investment in your future pay, pension, and job. Instead of being kicked around by lawmakers who treat you like dirt, kick back. Contribute to AFGE PAC.

Thank you for all that you do,

J. David Cox, Sr.
President, AFGE

*Contributions to AFGE-PAC are used for political purposes and are not tax deductible. You may give more or less than the amounts suggested, and AFGE and AFGE-PAC will not favor or disadvantage anyone by reason of the amount of their contribution or their reason not to give.

For the latest updates on your pension, pay, budget cuts, and other news, text “NoCuts” on your personal phone to 225-568.

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Author: AFGE Local 704

Representing over 900 bargaining unit employees working at the U.S. EPA Region 5 Offices in Chicago, Ann Arbor, MI and Westlake, OH.

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