“I’m in Washington fighting for our families. You can count on me and I’m counting on you. Shoulder-to-shoulder, that’s how we’re going to improve the lives of working people everywhere. Thanks for everything you do — we’re in this together.”
— Sen. Elizabeth Warren in a special message to AFSCME members
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
We want to share with you this special message to AFSCME members from Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Senator Warren sent these remarks for AFSCME Council 31’s recent PEOPLE conference, but it is a message that speaks to us all. As Senator Warren says, “AFSCME members know the challenges working men and women face.”
While Senator Warren is not on a ballot this November, she reminds us why it’s so important that we get out to vote this fall. We need more politicians who will fight the good fight for working people. Watch the video.
“I believe in government and in public service. I’m tired of hearing the relentless criticism directed at government employees. I’m tired of hearing from those who want to slash your pensions. Pensions aren’t charity or some giveaway. Pensions are salaried payments that you agreed to put aside for your retirement. You earn that pension like you earn your paycheck – by working hard every single day. And you have a right to what you have earned.”
It may not seem like it, but the elections are just around the corner. We’re asking you to pledge to vote this November for elected officials who will fight for working people.
We can elect officials who will raise wages, create jobs and help working families. Or we can allow crooked politicians to give tax breaks to their CEO friends, outsource good jobs and pass anti-worker laws.
If you’re tired of politicians who scratch Wall Street’s back while turning theirs on working people, then take our pledge.
Take a stand this election. Take the pledge to support candidates who support working families.
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