As we write this, final preparations are being made for Saturday’s annual Convention, which will include the signing of the Executive Branch Contract, as well as guest appearances by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and SEIU President Mary Kay Henry.
There’s quite a lot packed into the one-day convention, which will be held at the Executive Court, 1199 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with business beginning at 9. That business will include votes on two constitutional amendments and three resolutions, as well as several positions on the Board of Directors. You can see who the candidates are for those board positions here.
There’s more in store, beyond voting, however. As noted above, guests will include Vt. Sen. Bernie Sanders and SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry, as well as Executive Councilor Chris Pappas and Gov. Maggie Hassan.
Of special meaning for many members, Hassan and SEA/SEIU Local 1984 President Rich Gulla will sign the new Executive Branch contract. The governor and President Gulla will be flanked by their respective bargaining teams, who worked out the agreement in record time. Of course, there will also be many in the audience who did the work that ultimately got that contract funded. For those who aren’t able to make it, we’ll be sure to take video of the ceremony that we’ll share with our full convention recap next week.
We look forward to seeing all delegates at what should be an exciting, jam-packed convention on Saturday.