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Monday, March 06, 2017

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on New Administration Travel Ban


AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on President Trump’s revised executive order travel ban targeting six majority-Muslim countries:

“Despite attempts to make it seem less draconian, the administration’s new travel ban is just as troubling as the first. What makes our country strong is what makes our union strong: our unwavering belief in core values of diversity, inclusion and justice, no matter what adversity we might face.

“AFSCME members and working people across the nation are looking for solutions to fix an out-of-balance economy that favors the wealthy few. This ban does nothing to move our country in the right direction; it only serves to divide us based on bigotry and fear.

“AFSCME members come from all backgrounds, races, religions and ethnicities. We know that no matter where we come from, what we look like, or how we worship, what is most important is how we lift up each other, and how we lift up our communities.”

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