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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

AFSCME Fights Back with “Stop the Lies” Campaign

Washington, DC — 

At a time when public services are under attack from right wing politicians and political talking heads, AFSCME is fighting back with “Stop the Lies,” an aggressive campaign that will expose right wing lies by using social media, videos, paid advertising and ground events across the country.

AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee announced the launch of the campaign today with the release of a Brave New Films video that contrasts the lies of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, John Stossel and others with facts and testimonials from AFSCME members. “Public service workers have become the scapegoats for the far right,” he said. “We’re not going to sit around and let corporate CEO’s define the debate. After all, it was their greed and incompetence that drove this country’s economy into the ditch.”

To view the video, click http://www.afscme.org/StopTheLies

McEntee said the “Stop the Lies” campaign will respond to attacks against public service workers and the vital public services they provide. “AFSCME is not going to let a group of liars with a corporate agenda get the last word. It won’t be easy – but we are good at standing up and fighting.” The campaign will call out right wing mistruths on issues such as Social Security, wage freezes, the deficit and tax cuts for the very wealthy.

In addition to videos, AFSCME’s “Stop the Lies” campaign will include advertising in national and local media, online actions, and ground actions in state capitals across the country.

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