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Washington, DC, August 11, 2010 — The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO announced today an ad campaign thanking key Democratic members of the House of Representatives for voting to save hundreds of thousands of jobs that were on the chopping block without adding a dime to the deficit. According to a CNN poll released today, 60% of Americans support the legislation.
The ads, entitled “Jobs,” applaud passage of an important bill to provide vital federal aid to state and local governments and school districts to help with budget shortfalls and save jobs. Radio ads will run in the districts of Representative Bill Owens (NY) and sixteen other representatives. “America’s working families need to know that Bill Owens stood up for them by voting for legislation to save hundreds of thousands of jobs,” said AFSCME Pres. Gerald W. McEntee.
“The American people will remember who stood up to save our struggling economy, and who chose to play politics with our lives and jobs.”