Town hall meeting to voice opposition to Rep. Lungren's harmful legislative agenda
CARMICHAEL, Calif., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Constituents from U.S. Rep. Dan Lungren's congressional district will join with leaders from the nation's largest federal employee union to protest the congressman's anti-worker legislative agenda on Wednesday.
The American Federation of Government Employees is helping to rally turnout for the town hall meeting in the California lawmaker's 3rd Congressional District to bring attention to policies being championed by Rep. Lungren that would harm federal employees and retirees and constituents throughout California and nationwide. Union members from AFGE and the AFL-CIO have been participating in a series of events in congressional members' districts across the country this summer to voice their opposition to anti-worker legislators.
Rep. Lungren has voted to cut 10 percent of all federal jobs in California and across the country. This would mean a loss of nearly 1,300 jobs in his district, or $50 million in lost revenue. He has also supported policies to cut funding for programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid while rejecting efforts raise revenue by increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans and corporations.
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24
Where: La Sierra Community Center, 5325 Engle Road, Carmichael, CA
Who: Dozens of representatives from AFGE, the AFL-CIO and concerned constituents from Lungren's district
Media contact: Ryan Mims, 202-341-0470
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 625,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.
SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees