Fight the Furloughs – Make Them Sweat!

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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

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March 20th Day of Protest

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To all Local Presidents and Bargaining Council Presidents:

Thank you for joining me on the sequestration conference call yesterday. We had the largest number of Local leaders on a call in recent memory. I appreciate your energy, commitment, and willingness to take on the challenges that lie ahead, including our March 20th Day of Protest.

We talked about a number of things that I would like to follow up on: Continue reading “March 20th Day of Protest”

What Sequestration Means, in Simple English

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Most Americans don’t understand how Sequestration will affect them. That’s why we’re recruiting your help to explain what Sequestration means, in simple English. If we want to stop Sequestration, we’re going to have to tell our story. So we’re setting up a Sequestration webpage with personal stories from AFGE members and federal workers. Our goal is to put a human face on the impact of sequestration–on how it impacts you, the American public, and the economy. In order to launch it, we need your stories. Continue reading “What Sequestration Means, in Simple English”

AFGE Statement on Simpson-Bowles Deficit Reduction Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 19, 2013

Contact:Tim Kauffman
202-639-6405/202-374-6491
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AFGE Statement on Simpson-Bowles Deficit Reduction Plan

WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement on the latest rehash of the failed deficit reduction proposal from ex-Senator Alan Simpson and Morgan Stanley Director Erskine Bowles:

Mr. Simpson and Mr. Bowles seem to have missed the fact that America had an election last November and that voters overwhelmingly rejected the regressive and idiotic ideas they were peddling on behalf of their corporate masters. We rejected more tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy. We rejected cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits. We rejected taking away earned retirement benefits from public employees. We rejected an accelerated race to the bottom for the middle class and the working poor. Continue reading “AFGE Statement on Simpson-Bowles Deficit Reduction Plan”