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