FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2018
Contact: Melissa Moriarty
(603) 271-3411 ext. 105
Concord, NH – Today, the SEA/SEIU Local 1984 Board of Directors announced its endorsement of Molly Kelly for Governor at a press conference.
“Molly knows the struggles working families in our state face because she’s lived them,” said SEA President Richard Gulla. “Molly was a strong supporter of state employees throughout her five terms in the State Senate, consistently voting against efforts to limit our ability to organize. We know we can count on her to improve the lives of SEA members and to always oppose so called right to work legislation. We need a governor who will stand with working families over corporate special interests. Molly will be that governor, and we will do everything we can to elect her on Nov. 6.”
“My priority as Governor will be standing up for working families, because I know firsthand the challenges they face,” said Kelly. “We need to put the best interests of the people of New Hampshire ahead of the corporate special interests once again. I will never sign right to work legislation, or any bill that hurts working families. Instead, I will improve people’s lives by making paid family and medical leave a reality, strengthening public education, expanding job training, making college affordable, and defending access to health care for Granite Staters with pre-existing conditions.”
SEA/SEIU Local 1984 represents thousands of 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.