“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.

Get Out The Vote (GOTV)

PEOPLE Updates

Mandatory Training for GOTV Activities

Mandatory Training for GOTV Activities

                Date:  Saturday, April 13, 2019                 Location:  AFSCME District Council 47  - 1606 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor – Auditorium                 Times:  9:30 a.m. – Noon or  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                 Trainer: Zach Dugovich, AFSCME...

VMO Training in March

VMO Training in March

At, AFSCME District Council 47: We need now more than ever to mobilize workers in joining the UNION to win Fairness, Respect and a Voice on the work place.  When our Members speak about how AFSCME DC 47 and local leadership making a difference in the work place and...