Category: Politics and Elections
Stopping A ‘Wisconsin Moment’ in Connecticut
AFSCME President Lee Saunders tells Council 4 members, “We’ve got to be prepared to work this election as if the future truly depends on it. Because, sisters and brothers, it does.”
Walker: Minimum Wage Serves No Purpose
“Well, I’m not going to repeal it, but I don’t think it serves a purpose,” Gov. Scott Walker said of the minimum wage during a meeting with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial board.
#TurnOutForWhat? Our Values For A Start.
At AFSCME, we've recently launched the #TurnOutForWhat campaign on Twitter and Facebook.
Voter Rights Activists Fight Off Attacks Nationwide
Prohibitive voter ID laws aimed at keeping people of color, the elderly and young people from participating in the democratic process are also popping up around the country and not just in the South.
Prosecutor Says Governor Wants ‘Special Favors’
Gov. Rick Perry is “making a mockery” of the Texas’ justice system, said the special prosecutor overseeing the state’s abuse-of-power case against Perry.
Google, Facebook, Yelp Abandon ALEC
If you Google “companies that have cut ties with ALEC,” you’ll find…Google. AFSCME was one of 50 organizations that earlier this month urged the Internet giant to stop funding ALEC.
A Message for AFSCME Members from Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Senator Warren has a message for AFSCME members. While Senator Warren is not on a ballot this November, she reminds us why it’s so important that we get out to vote this fall.
Help us Register 1,000 New Voters
Tuesday, Sept. 23, is National Voter Registration Day! It’s important to make sure that your voter registration is up to date well in advance of Election Day, Nov. 4.
Wisconsin Governor’s Report Card Shows Failing Grade
Governor Walker sacrificed public education funding in favor of millionaires.
Don’t Want to be Evil? Drop ALEC
If Google wants to adhere to its “Don’t Be Evil” motto, AFSCME and other organizations are urging the Internet giant to stop funding evil and cut ties with ALEC, which pushes bills that advance corporations at the expense of working families.
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