PRESS RELEASE: The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) endorses Brian Fitzpatrick for Congress in PA 01
DOYLESTOWN, Pa.– The nation’s largest federal employee union, the AFGE announced its endorsement of Representative Brian Fitzpatrick for reelection in Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District.
“I am honored to know that those responsible for maintaining the success of our government organizations are endorsing me to represent them in the US House of Representatives. The members of AFGE play important roles in maintaining the safety and quality of our local Bucks and Montgomery County communities, including taking care of our veterans and making sure our residents receive their social security benefits. I promise to continue my strong representation of their interests in legislation that impacts them and their family members,” said Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick.
The AFGE represents 700,000 federal and D.C. government workers in all functions of government. District 3 represents about 32,000 employees in Delaware and Pennsylvania.
“As a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Congressman Fitzpatrick fought to preserve federal employees’ workplace rights and protections. He met with federal correctional officers and advocates to discuss needed prison safety reforms. He co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to restore due process and whistleblower rights to 360,000 working people across the Department of Veterans Affairs. He led a coalition of 21 House Republicans who called on President Trump to rescind three executive orders, since ruled illegal, that seek to gut federal employees’ collective bargaining rights. And he has helped amplify our issues and concerns with members of Congress who we might not reach otherwise,” said AFGE District 3 National Vice President Philip Glover in a press release posted yesterday.