The SEA/SEIU Local 1984 Board of Directors voted yesterday to endorse Hillary Clinton for President, based on the recommendation of the organization’s Political Education Committee (Poli-ed).
“The Poli-Ed committee voted unanimously in favor of Secretary Clinton’s endorsement earlier this week,” said Committee Chair John Hattan. “The committee members agreed that Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, shares our priorities and values and is the right person for the job.”
“We will be fully supportive of Clinton,” said SEA/SEIU Local 1984 President, Rich Gulla. “Many of our members will be actively campaigning for her. This is an extremely important election as so much is at stake for middle class families.”
“Our priorities of stopping economic inequality by making sure everyone who works hard receives a livable wage; creating not only new jobs, but good paying jobs with benefits; making higher education affordable for all; making sure that everyone has access to quality healthcare; and making sure that everyone can retire with dignity, are all shared by Hillary Clinton,” said Ken Roos, First VP of the labor organization. “That’s why we are going to bat for her.”
The political endorsement policy of the 10,000-member organization requires the Poli-ed to vet and vote on endorsements in national, state, and local elections. Both Clinton and Sanders met with the committee earlier this year. The committee’s recommendations then go to the Board of Directors for final approval. The organization does not base its endorsements on political party affiliation. It endorses candidates who support working people – the fiber of our nation.
The organization had supported Bernie Sanders as their candidate of choice in the NH primary. The NH union now joins the over two million other working men and women represented by SEIU across the nation in their support of Hillary Clinton for President.