The SEA/SEIU Local 1984 Board of Directors has voted to endorse Jay Kahn in state Senate District 10, based on the recommendation of the organization’s Political Education Committee.
Kahn’s background in education as well as his leadership and development experience have prepared him well for the job, and his focus on economic development and innovation shows he knows what is needed to keep New Hampshire moving forward. SEA/SEIU Local 1984 member Leneille Howe, of Swanzey, said after meeting with Kahn, it was clear he was the best choice to represent District 10.
“Jay Kahn is with us on many important issues including increasing access to education and health care, investing in our infrastructure and combatting the opioid epidemic,” Howe said. “What really struck me was how attentive he was to the concerns we brought forward, and how deeply those concerns seemed to resonate with him. It’s important that a candidate is right on the issues, but more so that they’re able to really understand the concerns of the people they represent.”
The political endorsement policy of SEA/SEIU Local 1984 requires the Political Education Committee to vet and vote on endorsements in national, state, and local elections. The committee meets with candidates before sending its recommendation 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.
SEA/SEIU Local 1984 represents over 10,000 public and private-sector employees across the Granite State. First formed in 1940 as a social organization, the SEA won passage of New Hampshire’s Public Employee Labor Relations Law in 1975. Since then, the union has negotiated hundreds of contracts with state, county, municipal and private-sector employers. The SEA affiliated with the Service Employees’ International Union in 1984. With two million members, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the Americas.