AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders at NAACP Convention

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders said some folks want to take us back to 1915. He said, ” They’re rolling back our rights, disturbing our public education and cutting job training. They’re buying elections, redistricting our communities to dilute our strength and even tossing out our votes.”


Independent Poll Has Kenney Lead Widening

James F. Kenney holds a commanding lead in Philadelphia’s Democratic mayoral primary, according to an independent poll conducted within the past week.
With less than a week until Tuesday’s primary, a survey of 600 likely voters showed Kenney with 42 percent support, far ahead of both former District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham and state Sen. Anthony H. Williams, each of whom were favored by 15 percent of those polled.


Democrats Select Kenney in Mayoral Primary

With 98.4% of the vote counted, Jim Kenney  reportedly has 55.82% of the vote. His closest rival, Anthony Williams had 26.12%. He will represent the Democratic Party in the November General Election’s Philadelphia Mayor’s race.

Kenney did much better that recent polls predicted and some insiders in his camp anticipated.

AFSCME Councils 33, 47, and 1199C all endorsed Kenney.


AFSCME Poll Has Jim Kenney Leading Dems in Mayoral Primary

Jim Kenney has a very slight lead in the AFSCME poll. The get out the vote effort between now and election day will be a major factor in determining the eventual winner on May 19.


DC 47 Endorsed Candidates Attended Our Party

Democratic candidate for Mayor and DC 47’s endorsed candidate Jim Kenney joined others endorsed by DC 47 that attended the union’s party.


Philly AFSCME Councils Endorse Jim Kenney for Mayor

Members of AFSCME District Councils 33, 47 and 1199C stood with Jim Kenney this week as they endorsed Kenney for Mayor in the Democratic Primary. The election is Tuesday, May 19th.


Political Discussion at DC 47

Women gathered to discuss politics and get better acquainted at the Women of Labor Luncheon at DC 47. Several brothers also came out in support of their sisters.


Dc47 Local 54 Hears About PEOPLE

In this political season, with the primary election on May 19th, members of Local 54 are getting briefed about the importance of politics to union members by Dc 47’s Candido Silva.


DC 47 Hears From Council At Large Candidates

Many candidates running for City Council at Large shared their views with members of DC 47 this weekend. DC 47 President Fred Wright is seen here shaking hands with Democratic Council At Large candidate Derek Green. The PEOPLE Committee has heard from candidates for Mayor and City Council. Candidates for other offices are also scheduled. Check out those dates at the link below:


Mayoral Candidates Respond To DC 47 Questions

Nelson Diaz and Lynne Abraham were two of the candidates responding to questions from DC47 members.


Fish Fry Brought Together Members, Family, Friends and Politicians

The DC 47 PEOPLE Committee held their Fish Fry Fundraiser and raised money for their legislative and political activities.

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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