By Kevin Bogardus - 03/29/11 07:28 PM EDT
“Call — then visit — your congressman and senators. Tell them who you are and what you do. Just tell them the truth. It’s about time somebody did,” the radio ad says.
AFGE is taking aim at the House Republicans’ continuing resolution, which will cut $61 billion in the federal budget for the rest of this year. John Gage, the union’s national president, said those cuts would force agencies “to lay off or furlough tens of thousands of federal workers."
“These budget cuts will decimate federal programs and services but won’t make a dent in the massive budget deficit, which was the result of two unfunded wars, the stock market collapse and trillion-dollar bailouts and tax breaks for corporations,” Gage said in a statement.
The union said the radio ad will air on nearly 100 radio stations in two dozen locations across the country.