What is PEOPLE?
PEOPLE — Public Employees Organized to Promote Legislative Equality—is the legislative and political arm of AFSCME. The PEOPLE program influences public policy and legislation by involving AFSCME members in four related activities:
- Registering AFSCME members to vote and providing them important information on the issues and candidates' records
- Lobbying elected officials
- Working to elect candidates who will act in the interest of AFSCME members and their families
- Making voluntary contributions that fund these and other union political activities.
PEOPLE is the vehicle for public employees to make their voices heard in the electoral arena, policy debates and legislative deliberations.