AFSCME Endorses 'Parks and Recreation' Character Leslie Knope For Pawnee City Council

Crooks and Liars

From Crooks and Liars: While the announcement, which is accompanied by several web videos and a Tumblr site, is designed to attract Poehler’s attention, it also does a good job of raising media awareness about the plight of government workers. Numerous websites — includingVulture.com, Mediaite and Hollywood Reporter — that would normally not cover labor issues or an organization have covered the story.

AFSCME for Knope volunteers took to the phones to drum up support for Leslie Knope, a character portrayed by Amy Poehler in the NBC hit Parks and Recreation. AFSCME continues to vie for Poehler’s attention in hopes that she will agree to speak at the union’s biennial convention in June.

AFSCME 'Phone Banks' For Leslie Knope In Viral Campaign

Talking Points Memo

From TPM Livewire: On Thursday, AFSCME released the latest charming video in their effort to recruit Poehler to their convention and gave TPM an early look.

Influential Labor Union Gives Endorsement To…Parks & Recreation’s Leslie Knope?

From MediaiteUnions are going to play a major role in this election, and one of the largest unions in the country has announced its endorsement of a popular political figure. There’s just one caveat: it’s a fictional character.

Laughspin: Leslie Knope gets endorsement from real-life Parks and Rec union

laughspin:

If you’ve been watching this season (and why wouldn’t you be?) you’ll know that our friend Leslie Knope is trying hard to get as many bigtime endorsements as she can in order to help secure her win as city councilwoman of Pawnee. And now, without even trying she’s just scored one— sort of.

'Parks and Recreation': Real labor union endorses Leslie Knope

From Zap2It: NBC’s “Parks and Recreation" may be off until April 19, but fictional Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and her fictional candidacy for Pawnee City Council are still top of mind for the very real national labor union American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (AFSCME).

Leslie Knope Just Landed a Real-Life Union Endorsement

…And they offered her waffles.

Vulture

From New York Magazine’s Vulture blog: Though Leslie Knope’s City Council campaign has suffered its fair share of setbacks on Parks and Recreation, the entirely fictional candidacy is going swimmingly in real life. Leslie Knope was just endorsed by a real live labor union!

From @KenTremendous (aka Parks and Recreation co-creator Michael Schur) on Twitter: Big election news — Leslie Knope picks up a huge endorsement. http://bit.ly/y3Ey4M

From @KenTremendous (aka Parks and Recreation co-creator Michael Schur) on Twitter: Big election news — Leslie Knope picks up a huge endorsement. http://bit.ly/y3Ey4M

Via Twitter: @parksandrecnbc: AFSCME Endorses @Knope2012 http://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-endorses-leslie-knope via @AFSCME #ParksandRec #VoteKnope

Via Twitter: @parksandrecnbc: AFSCME Endorses @Knope2012 http://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-endorses-leslie-knope via @AFSCME #ParksandRec #VoteKnope

Union endorses Leslie Knope of 'Parks and Recreation' for Pawnee City Council

The Hill

From The Hill: The major labor union threw in its support for comedian Amy Poehler’s “Parks and Recreation” character Leslie Knope, who announced her candidacy for Pawnee City Council last last year, in an attempt to lure Poehler to speak at the public employee union’s biennial convention in June.