parks and rec s4 premiere4 'Parks and Recreation': Real labor union endorses Leslie KnopeNBC’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). Friday (March 9) the public sector union endorsed Knope today in what the group calls “a blatant attempt to draft Amy Poehler to speak at the union’s biennial convention in June.”

Gerald W. McEntee, president of AFSCME, which represents more than 250,000 parks and recreation workers, said on the union’s website: “We proudly endorse Leslie Knope for Pawnee City Council.  Knope’s public service and her passion for making our communities safer, healthier and stronger make her the right person for the job.”  

McEntee added: “AFSCME members would be thrilled to have Amy Poehler at our convention. We are prepared to Ramp Up our campaign to draft her, and we will even have waffles for her backstage if she accepts.”  

Check out video of members rallying Friday morning in Washington, D.C.: 

Posted by:Jennifer Harper