Myron Buccholz, who is challenging the corporate sellout congressman, Ron Kind, to have access to their VAN list.
AFSCME supports American jobs and American workers. Because of that, AFSCME was opposed to TPP. However, Kind voted for it. Many people agreed that Kind was wrong for supporting the bad trade agreement, so it's not surprising that a progressive Democrat would want to challenge him.
However, DPW doesn't see it that way and has taken steps to protect their establishment politicians by hindering anyone who would challenge them.
In light of this most undemocratic action, AFSCME DC 32 has taken the strong stand of refusing to attend the DPW's Founders Day Dinner unless DPW allows Buccholz to have access to the VAN list.
I personally hope that our brothers and sisters in the other unions will join us and take a stand for American jobs and for democracy.