Category: Civil Rights
AFSCME Sec-Treas. Laura Reyes Joins Women’s Fast for Families
“In fasting we hope to feed the courage of our elected leaders to pass immigration reform.”
Paying for a Lot More Than Just a Traffic Violation
“Offender-funded” services are on the rise in some localities with virtually no oversight.
“No Stopping Point Short of Victory”
Dr. King reminds us that whatever we face, we must keep organizing, continue our political activism and most importantly, never back down.
Nelson Mandela, Champion of Democracy, Justice and Freedom, Dies at 95
“AFSCME joins the world in mourning the death of Nelson Mandela,” Pres. Lee Saunders said. “AFSCME is eternally grateful to President Mandela for the sacrifices he made in the fight for freedom.”
AFSCME Supports Fast for Immigration Reform
On Tuesday, a group of community leaders met on the National Mall to pledge their support to those who are fasting.
AFSCME Calls for House Vote on Immigration Reform at Capitol Hill Rally
After the rally, labor leaders joined members of Congress and others in an act of civil disobedience.
Pres. Lee Saunders Stands with Wisconsin Workers in Sing-Along Protests
AFSCME’s president: “we will not rest until justice is done in the state of Wisconsin.”
Wisconsin’s Governor Walker Tries to Silence Capitol Sing-Alongs
Protestors sing to make a stand against governor’s anti-worker policies. Walker has them arrested.
Obama, Saunders: The Struggle Continues for Economic Equality
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders joins Presidents Obama, Clinton, Carter to commemorate the March on Washington.
The resolve and fortitude of millions of "ordinary" Americans reveal our true greatness.