FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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WASHINGTON, March 16, 2018—Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (DPE) President Paul. E Almeida issued the following statement as a response to the news that Representative Louise Slaughter has passed away:
“DPE mourns the loss of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. As long-time co-chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, Congresswoman Slaughter led the charge for full federal arts funding and fiercely advocated for the people working in the arts, entertainment, and media industries. She championed the arts as a pillar of America’s societal and economic strength and will be long remembered by creative professionals and their unions. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Congresswoman Slaughter’s family, friends, colleagues, and staff during this difficult time.”
The Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (DPE) is a coalition of 24 unions representing over four million professional and technical union members. DPE affiliate unions represent professionals in over 300 occupations in education and healthcare; science, engineering, and technology; legal, business, and management; media, entertainment, and the arts; and public administration.