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Fighting for Candidates Who Will Fight for Us

For public employees, the people we elect determine the quality of our lives and our livelihood. Our wages, benefits, working conditions, health and safety, and even whether we have jobs at all, are in the hands of officials who influence our future. Unless, that is, we hold them accountable. Our activism in politics is incredibly important.Through PEOPLE we help elect candidates who stand for what matters to AFSCME members:

  • Strong contracts
  • No contracting out
  • Affordable health care
  • Retirement security
  • No cuts to vital public services

Politics is part of AFSCME’s DNA. Federal election law and some state laws prohibit using dues for campaign contributions and other political activities. AFSCME PEOPLE enables our union to be strong politically and help enact legislative programs that protect our jobs.

Latest News
  • District Council 20, AFSCME Endorses Mayor Muriel Bowser For a Second Term

    For Immediate Release March 9, 2018 Contact: Andre Lee, gro.015243309852licn1524330985uoctc1524330985irtsi1524330985d@eel1524330985a1524330985, 202-234-6506 Washington, DC – District Council 20 AFSCME, during...

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  • AFSCME District Council 20 at the Emancipation Parade

    Emancipation Day is a holiday in Washington, DC to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act, which president Abraham Lincoln...

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  • AFSCME District Council 20 Announces Endorsement of Candidates for District of Columbia Vacant Ward Seats

    Union Endorses Ward 8 Candidate LaRuby May and Ward 4 Candidate Brandon Todd Washington, DC March 11, 2015: On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 the District’s...

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