For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
AFSCME Statement on the Passing of Congressman Donald Payne
“We have lost a champion, but we continue to fight.”Washington, DC —
With the passing of Rep. Donald M. Payne, the fight for social justice, fairness and a strong middle class has lost a true champion. Congressmen Payne was a true friend and a staunch advocate for working families and for human rights. We are deeply saddened by his passing, but we know that the best way to honor his life and to keep his spirit with us is to push forward in the fight to protect the rights and needs of children, working families and senior citizens.