Straight from the horses’ mouth – American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union boss Gerald McEntee proclaims his union’s number one priority.
Priority # 1: Dumping the GOP
“With less than three months until Election Day, here’s the bottom line for every activist in the progressive movement: the only thing that matters is returning power to the people of this country. . . . Republican Party rule has been a disaster for America. Everything we progressives do in the next few months must be done with an eye toward tossing these guys out in November. . . . For our part, AFSCME just passed our ‘21 Century Initiative,’ which gives us the resources to begin mobilizing a 40,000-member army of volunteers to register 90 percent of our 1.4 million members to vote and turn them out on Election Day. In addition, we’ll commit unprecedented resources to our ‘labor-to-neighbor’ strategy, targeting union members, their families and friends.” Gerald McEntee, AFSCME, The Huffington Post, 8/11/2006.