Ninety-year-old Augusta Thomas, national vice president for women and fair practices at AFGE, knows each step gets her closer to helping elect candidates who will work for working families.
Thomas is canvassing in Cleveland, telling America's workers what's at stake for them and their families in this election.
Learn how you can help Thomas in the YouTube video in this post.
Thomas is a civil rights activist who marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and went to elementary school with him.
In recognition of her work on civil, human and workplace rights, AFGE’s 6th District developed an award named in her honor, the Augusta Thomas Humanitarian Award, which is given every three years to an AFGE member. Thomas also has been recognized by the commonwealth of Kentucky for her efforts to promote racial equality and economic development, declaring April 4 as Augusta Thomas Day.