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August 3, 2012

Lee Saunders New President of AFSCME Recognized

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LEE SAUNDERS, NEW PRESIDENT OF AFSCMEWASHINGTON, DC- (July 31, 2012) – As the first African American leader of a major union in the United States, newly elected American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President, Lee Saunders, lends his voice to the current cadre of civil rights advocates.  Saunders (2nd from left) is shown here with Hilary O. Shelton (far left), Director of the NAACP’s Washington Bureau; Melanie L. Campbell (2nd from right), President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP); and Wade Henderson (far right), President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.  All were attending a recent reception held in Saunders’ honor at the national headquarters of the AFL-CIO in Washington, DC.  The reception was sponsored by the NAACP, National Urban League, National Action Network and the AFL-CIO. (Photo by Lisa Dickerson)


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