Freedom & Opportunity for All
AFSCME members fight every day to make our communities stronger. The AFSCME Agenda reflects the values of people who have committed our lives to public service.
In 2020, AFSCME members are committed to electing leaders who support the work we do and the values we share.
AFSCME conducted a thorough, inclusive and transparent endorsement process, driven by rank-and file members. It began last May when questionnaires were sent to all declared Democratic and Republican candidates and continued as we had the chance to hear from and question 19 presidential candidates at our Public Service Forum in Las Vegas. There were similar events around the Iowa and Nevada caucuses, as well as a series of membership polls, a membership survey and other outreach that allowed members to learn more about the candidates’ platforms and make their voices heard.
The candidates have engaged with us, learning about our work in public service. They embraced our values and our AFSCME agenda, and each of them had support among AFSCME members. Throughout the campaign, the priorities of AFSCME and the labor movement have been front-and-center, in a way we have not seen in national politics for years.
Citing his decades of leadership as a fighter for working people and union rights, AFSCME’s International Executive Board voted on March 23 to unanimously endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for president.
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During a tele-town hall, Vice President Joe Biden joined AFSCME President Lee Saunders and AFSCME members to discuss recovery amid the pandemic and ways to tackle longstanding institutional racism.
One of the country’s largest public-service unions endorsed former vice president Joe Biden on Monday, further consolidating a key part of the Democratic coalition around the leader in the party’s nomination contest.
Vice President Biden’s strong pro-worker record – including support for public service workers, health care for all, union rights for all workers – underpinned endorsement vote
Libertad y oportunidades para todos
Los miembros de AFSCME luchan todos los días por fortalecer a nuestras comunidades.
La Agenda de AFSCME refleja los valores de quienes dedican sus vidas al servicio público.
En 2020, los miembros de AFSCME están comprometidos a elegir a líderes que apoyan el trabajo que realizamos y los valores que compartimos.
AFSCME realizará un proceso exhaustivo y transparente liderado por los miembros para determinar a qué candidato apoyaremos en 2020.
El proceso empezó en agosto cuando 19 candidatos se reunieron con miembros de AFSCME en Las Vegas en nuestro Foro de Servicio Público.
AFSCME se asegurará que los candidatos están comprometidos con la inversión en los servicios públicos y con la protección y expansión de los derechos de la gente obrera a negociar juntos para lograr un futuro más fuerte. Encuestaremos a nuestros miembros múltiples veces para evaluar su apoyo.