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Dear Sisters and Brothers,

AFSCME members are proud of how we improve our communities. We do this every day through our work and through our involvement in our communities outside of work.

AFSCME Iowa Council 61 is partnering with Johnson County Public Health to promote smoking cessation among AFSCME members, their families, and our friends and neighbors all across Iowa.

Quitting smoking or chewing can be difficult, but Iowans don’t have to do it alone.

Did you know that Quitline Iowa has FREE tobacco cessation assistance available online or by phone for all Iowans?

Quitline Iowa pairs tobacco users with a Quit Coach® to help them develop a quitting plan and determine if patches, nicotine gum or lozenges, or another medication would help them quit for good.

Quitting tobacco can save you money and save your life.

If you or someone you know could benefit from quitting tobacco, visit or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) to learn more and enroll.

In Solidarity,

Danny Homan, President
AFSCME Iowa Council 61

Supported by DP13-1314 National Networks to Reduce Cancer and Tobacco Related Disparities.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

At the next AFSCME Iowa Council 61 Biennial Convention in July 2017 we will celebrate our council’s 40th Anniversary!

One of the ways we will celebrate this milestone will be the creation of an AFSCME Iowa Council 61 40th Anniversary Cookbook to benefit PEOPLE!

We’re getting an early start on collecting recipes because we want as many members as possible to submit recipes.

To submit a recipe, members should send us:

  • The text of the recipe
  • The name of the member submitting the recipe
  • The member’s local
  • If possible, a picture of the completed dish that is made from the recipe.

This information should be sent to from a personal computer/phone from a non-work location during non-work hours.

The submission deadline is February 15, 2017.

Members should also feel free to submit recipes from former members of their local as well. Just include the information above along with the former member’s name and local.

Thank you for helping with this project that will celebrate our history in a fun way!

In Solidarity,

Danny Homan, President
AFSCME Iowa Council 61

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