Team honored for work making real connections

11-2-2018
Rick Frauendienst, Denise Bickford and Destiny Dusosky accept the award for their team.
Rick Frauendienst, Denise Bickford and Destiny Dusosky accept the award for their team.

Changing the political culture of an area is no easy task. 

But that’s what a group of AFSCME member organizers has done in St. Cloud.

That’s why Destiny Dusosky, Rick Frauendienst, Denise Bickford, Mike West, Tia McDougle and Zack Frank have won the AFSCME Council 5 Rick Scott Political Organizing Award.

They’ve taken time from their jobs as maintenance, corrections and MnDOT workers to talk one-on-one with members about their political values and to urge them to vote.

Through their work in the St. Cloud region, AFSCME can connect with union members and allies like never before on doorsteps and at worksites. The member organizers ran their own campaigns and their own schedules, figuring out how to talk to as many people in the area as possible.

The region feels different now because of this group’s work. They’ve been able to get past people’s anger and warring ideologies to have real conversation about things that affect all of our families.

They are changing the world, one region at a time.