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Federal employees in Saginaw plan rally to protest sequestration

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SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Federal employees are planning a rally this week to protest across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration.

The rally will take place at the Social Security Administration office at 611 E. Genesee Ave. in Saginaw on Wednesday, March 20.

The event is one of about 100 rallies taking place across the country as part of a mass demonstration organized by the American Federation of Government Employees.

Events are taking place outside federal agencies and lawmakers' offices to highlight the impact of sequestration on everyday Americans, the local economy and the national economy. 

"Our message is very clear: sequestration has got to go," AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. said. "If federal employees are furloughed without pay, if offices and plants are shut down, if vacancies aren't filled because of these across-the-board budget cuts, then federal employees won't be able to do the work that the American public expects them to do."

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