So the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) cuts of ties with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) after they accept a gift from the Charles Koch foundation of $25 million dollars. A union that gives a a whopping $60 thousand dollars a year in scholarships, but has given millions to the Democratic Party.
I mean, you know its racist to help unprivileged black kids to get an education… well, that is if you are a libertarian or conservative. Maybe AFSCME might consider changing their acronym to ASS-ME.
After the United Negro College Fund accepted a $25 million grant from Koch Brothers, Inc and the Charles Koch Foundation, The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) sent a letter to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) yesterday ending their relationship. This includes a paid internship program.
In the letter, AFSCME President Lee Saunders condemned the action as “not only deeply hostile to the rights and dignity of public employees, but also a profound betrayal of the ideals of the civil rights movement.”
He further accused the Koch Brothers of being “the single most prominent funders of efforts to prevent African Americans from voting”. UNCF President Michael Lomax responded with this statement: “While I am saddened by AFSCME’s decision, it will not distract us from our mission of helping thousands of African American students achieve their dream of a college degree and the economic benefits that come with it,”
The $25 million will create a “Koch Scholars” program. In comparison, a AFSCME spokesman noted that the union donates $50,000 to $60,000 a year for scholarships and “hundreds of thousands” of dollars annually.
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