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The future of AFSCME depends on our ability to identify and activate new young member leaders to fill the gap when seasoned activists move on. Over half of AFSCME
members are over the age of 50 and will be
eligible to retire within the next 10 years.
This will leave a huge leadership gap and
loss of institutional memory.
Through Next Wave, we want to introduce
our newest members to the value and role
of our Union. We host fun and purposeful events
to engage our young members and get them excited about AFSCME. Next Wave members are energized and inspired to be active participants in our Union.
During the 2008 primary elections, 6.5 million young people voted. This is an important constituency that needs to be educated, mobilized and organized!
To join Next Wave, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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.
Through PEOPLE, thousands of AFSCME members help get out the vote for candidates who support working families and public services. We make phone calls, knock on doors, and do whatever it takes to turn out more voters. Be a part of history and join us.
Contributions or gifts to AFSCME PEOPLE are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. All contributions to AFSCME PEOPLE are voluntary and will be used for political purposes. Contributions are not a condition of membership or employment and refusal to contribute is free of reprisal. In accordance with federal law, AFSCME PEOPLE accepts contributions only from AFSCME members, executive and administrative personnel, and their families. Contributions from other persons will be returned.
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