Kevin Cooper is the new political director for the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). “Cooper is a trade unionist who has spent over a decade building political power for working people and their unions,” AFGE National President Everett Kelley said. “Going into the 2020 election and with so much at stake for our union and our country, we couldn’t be more excited to have Kevin join our team and help us deliver results for the 700,000 federal and D.C. government workers we represent.” Cooper was previously deputy national political director for Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign. He also previously worked as deputy national political director for the Communications Workers of America, served on the executive board and committee of the For Our Future Super PAC, and advocated for pro-worker policies on Capitol Hill as an intern for Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois. Cooper was raised in a union household in Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois. He has lived in Washington since 2011.
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