Furloughed? What are you going to do about it?

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You’ve been furloughed. It hurts, but you can do something about it.

Flood your lawmakers’ inbox with messages: tell them to Stop the Furloughs.

Send your lawmakers an email by clicking here.

Brothers and Sisters,You got your furlough notice. Want to do something about it?

Then don’t rest until your lawmakers hear from you. The easiest way you can do that is to help us flood their inboxes with messages today.

Your lawmakers allowed the Sequester to happen, and they can make it stop. Your task is to make it impossible for them to ignore you. Don’t let them think they can get away with this.

Hold your lawmakers accountable right now.Click here to send them a message–it will only take a minute of your time, but if we act together, they can’t ignore the hundreds of thousands of federal employees they’ve let down.

Just enter your zip code and we will send your lawmaker your message. You can customize your email, or just send the one we’ve prepared.

Stopping the furloughs is going to take work. There’s no way around it. But I’d rather fight than roll over and give up. I know that I can count on you to join me in this fight.

In Solidarity,

J. David Cox, Sr.
President, AFGE


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Stop Sequestration Now!

Stop Sequestration Now!

Let’s be honest – sequestration is just plain stupid. It would slash funding across the board for nearly every federal account, with no regard to how that will harm vital programs and services.

We’ve got to stop it.

That’s why we need you to call both of your senators and your representative right now. Yes, we’re asking you to make three calls. But it will only take a few minutes, and that’s what it’s going to take to win this fight.

Call each of your three lawmakers toll free at 1-888-775-3148. Follow the prompts to be connected directly to your lawmakers’ offices. Leave the following message with the receptionist:

Do not use a government phone, government computer, or duty time to contact congress.

“My name is _________ and I’m calling from _________ (give your city). Please tell the senator (or representative) to stop the sequester right now. And ask the senator (or representative) to do so by asking the very rich, big corporations and Wall Street to pay their fair share. No more cuts for the working Americans who have already sacrificed enough. Thank you for taking my call.”

Again, don’t forget to call both of your senators and your representative.

Thanks for making your calls and for helping to stop the sequester madness.

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March 8th AFGE Week In Review.

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Here is the bulletin board version of the March 8th AFGE Week In Review.

In this issue of Week in Review:

  • House Lawmakers Vote to Cancel 0.5% Raise for Federal Employees
  • 21,000 Petitions from AFGE Members Sent to House Speaker Boehner
  • Senators Urge Senate Appropriations Panel to Cap Taxpayer Subsidies for Contractor Compensation

The AFGE Week In Review gives members and their Locals an in depth and easy-to-read publication on issues affecting us and what our members are doing around the country. It’s a simple way to keep our members informed and educated on the issues. Equally important, AFGE Week in Review is approved by the General Counsel’s Office for bulletin board posting, to the extent that you are not prohibited by your contract or agency rules.

In Solidarity,

J. David Cox, Sr.
President, AFGE


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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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

*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.


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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”