“PEOPLE”  is Public Employees Organized to Promote Legislative Equality


As workers who provide important services to the public, we are faced with special problems. Politicians and others frequently use public employees as “scrapegoats” to justify layoffs, contracting out, closing facilities, etc. Those of us who are retired AFSCME members also face attacks on our hard-earned retirement benefits. Through the political process we can have a voice in setting important public policy. Through the political process public employees can elect politicians who are sensitive to maintaining vital public services and dealing with workers fairly.

What is PEOPLE?

PEOPLE is AFSCME’s legislative/political action program. PEOPLE is Public Employees Organized to Promote Legislative Equality.

PEOPLE is also the official name of AFSCME’s political action committee and is registered with the Federal Election Commission. Federal law and some state laws prohibit the use of union dues money to support political candidates. Campaign contributions by AFSCME to these candidates must come from a separate voluntary fund.

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PEOPLE Updates

Our Unity Is Key

Brothers and Sisters, First of all, I’d like to thank you for working to make sure that Hillary Clinton and other union-friendly candidates won in Philadelphia. We worked to register voters, encourage brothers and sisters to vote and to get the vote out on election...

AFSCME Other Unions Held Pre-Election Rally in West Philly

On Saturday, October 15, in the parking lot in the 4800 block of Ludlow Street in west Philadelphia, AFSCME, PFT and other union members and leaders, as well as elected officials gathered to prepare for canvassing and get out the vote activities.
“I’m here to really energize my members and members that came from across the three county area to encourage people to vote for Hilary Clinton and Katie McGinty,” DC 47 President Fred Wrght said. This sentiment was echoed by many at the rally.

Voter Registration Help Wanted

Sisters and Brothers, Please partner with AFSCME Next Wave and AFL-CIO Next Up as we register people to vote on September 27, 2016, National Voter Registration Day. I am hoping that we can make this a day that goes down in the history books. Clink on the link below,...