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No politician running for office today would openly advocate for more wealth inequality in our country, where the richest 1 percent of the population owns 40 percent of the wealth. Even candidate Donald Trump in 2016 promised to stand up for the “forgotten men and women of our country,” who feel betrayed by a rigged economic system that benefits a small minority at their expense. Yet every single day, President Trump and congressional leaders seem determined to do more to increase wealth inequality than to alleviate it; do more for corporations and the wealthy than for single parents working two or three jobs to make ends meet.

Like others around the world, I mourned the death last week of Aretha Franklin.

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

July 25, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

INJUNCTION ON PAUL PATE’S VOTER SUPPRESSION IS A WIN FOR IOWANS

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement following the temporary injunction of the majority of Paul Pate’s voter ID law: 

The Janus case was an attempt to deliver a knockout blow to millions of working people and their families who looked to the Supreme Court as an independent institution that advances equal rights and fundamental freedoms for all.

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 27, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

AFSCME STATEMENT ON JANUS V. AFSCME SUPREME COURT RULING

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 12, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

AFSCME ENDORSES FRED HUBBELL FOR GOVERNOR

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement following the endorsement of Fred Hubbell for Governor:

When he first took a job at the Centralia Correctional Center in Illinois, Keith Kracht knew that a career in public service wouldn’t make him a millionaire. But then again, that’s not why he went into public service.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders lashed out at the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders to make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions.

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 24, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637; [email protected]

 

AFSCME RESPONSE TO BOULTON CAMPAIGN SUSPENSION

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement in response to Nate Boulton’s decision to suspend his campaign for Governor:

Don't fall for the scam.