August 16, 2010
According to a CNN poll released last week, 60% of Americans support legislation recently passed by Congress to save hundreds of thousands of jobs that were on the chopping block. And they favored protecting public jobs even without knowing that the legislation wouldn’t add a dime to the deficit.
AFSCME members also know how important that legislation was, which is why they led the fight. They generated more than 60,000 phone calls, letters and e-mails to Congress. In addition, AFSCME ran television, radio and online ads, and built a broad-based campaign for its passage.
Now that this vital legislation for protecting jobs has passed, AFSCME is working to let the country know that Democrats in Congress came through for our jobs and our states.
AFSCME launched radio ads last week as part of an aggressive $2.5 million mobilization and advertising campaign during the August congressional recess. AFSCME’s campaign highlights the differences between members of Congress who saved jobs and those who voted to lay off nearly one million Americans and tried to wreck the economy for political gain.
On launching the campaign, Pres. McEntee said:
“America’s working families need to know that key members of Congress stood up for them by voting for legislation to save hundreds of thousands of jobs. The American people will remember who stood up to save our struggling economy, and who chose to play politics with our lives and jobs.”