AFSCME District Council 36

Political & Legislative Action Committee

 Icon of the civil rights movement, the Rev. Jessie Jackson, made an appearance at Council 36 in recent days, where he spent more than an hour talking with AFSCME members and an array of community organizers invited to participate. In the wake of the neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville and the White House’s incitement against DACA recipients, Jackson stressed the need for racial convergence and common ground on such progressive issues as fair economic policy, immigration rights, climate change and worker justice. Read more >>>

  As part of the Political and Legislative Action Committee program, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla dropped by Council 36 in recent days to discuss new bills that would improve the state’s current voting system.

While voting rights are being rolled back in other states due to right-wing voter suppression campaigns, Padilla intends to reverse the tide in California. He is authoring, sponsoring or supporting a number of bills designed to enfranchise voters, particularly in working families and communities of color, by making the process of casting ballots easier and more accessible.

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Politics is the union's business. AFSCME is actively working to elect office holders that support our cause, including job protection, a fair wage and good benefits. We will support office holders who support us, whether Democrat, Republican or independent.  Read more >>>

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