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AFSA President Responds to Obama’s State of the Union

AFSA President Responds to Obama’s State of the Union

On Tuesday, January 12th, President Obama delivered the final State of the Union address for his presidency. In response, AFSA President Diann Woodard issued the following statement: “We applaud the president for his remarks emphasizing the importance of education and training for all Americans. We cannot reach our full potential as a nation until we make investing in education, from […]

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President Diann Woodard’s Statement on DOMA

AFSA applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for ruling the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Prop. 8 ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The Labor Movement has a long history of fighting for equality under the law. And, although today’s rulings should be celebrated, we must realize there is far more work to be done to reach full equality for […]

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Statement From President Diann Woodard on the Nomination of Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary

AFSA applauds President Obama’s nomination of Thomas Perez to be the next Secretary of the Department of Labor.

Perez, currently the assistant attorney general for civil rights, has a long and proven track record of supporting the rights of workers and those striving to enter the middle class. He has also championed civil rights issues throughout his career, and fought hard to protect and strengthen voters’ rights.

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