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Supremely Committed to Fighting High Court Nominee Kavanagh

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A contingent of Alaskans descended on the Rise Up Action Center to let their U.S. senator, Lisa Murkowski, know how they feel about President Donald Trump’s latest pick for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanagh

Suffice it to say they don’t like him.

They called Murkowski and reached out via text and email to fellow Alaskans, urging them to call Murkowski as well, and let her know that voting to appoint Kavanagh would hurt working families.

If confirmed, Kavanaugh is expected to tip the scales of justice even further against working families for decades to come. Kavanaugh was handpicked by the same ultra-rich and ultra-right-wing interests behind the Janus v. AFSCME case.

Dawn Bundick of Local 52 (ASEA) said Kavanagh’s views don’t represent the views “of union families and working people.”

She took action at the convention because, she said, “We’re here for our members. They want their voices heard, so we’re here to speak for them and for their rights, which could be taken away.”


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For Donald Crafts of Local 16 the choice to take action was simple: “It’s the right thing to do.”

Courtney Wendel of Local 52 feels that just as members have a channel to voice their opinions to their union representatives, Alaska’s constituents should talk to their elected representatives.

“We need more accountability, not less,” said Wendel.

At home or at convention, one rule holds for AFSCME members: They make their voices heard loud and clear.