SEIU Endorses Johnson in District 19A
St. Paul, MN – This week the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) endorsed Clark Johnson in the February 12 special election to fill the vacant House District 19A seat.
Health care workers and public school employees with SEIU across District 19A believe Johnson understands the looming workforce crisis facing our state’s long-term care needs and the importance of stable funding for Minnesota hospitals, health care clinics and nursing homes, in addition to stable and equitable school funding.”Clark Johnson will be a champion in the Minnesota legislature for ensuring that all Minnesotans – including working families – have access to quality, affordable health care,” said Jamie Gulley, President of SEIU Healthcare MN. “He will support efforts to ensure the wealthy pay their fair share to support investments in our seniors and schools, and fight to rebuild the middle class through good jobs and living wages.
“As an educator, we know he values access to quality education,” said Carol Nieters, Executive Director of SEIU Local 284. “For years our schools have been shortchanged, while the wealthiest 2 percent of Minnesota reap tax breaks and corporate loopholes. Children are the future of our state, and we must fulfill our responsibility to them by ensuring they have access to the best education possible. Clark Johnson will help ensure a child’s opportunity for education does not depend on where a child lives.”
“We ask all working families in Minnesota’s 19A to vote for Clark Johnson on February 12th,” continued Gulley. “We are confident he will fight for us.”
SEIU is the workers who provide care and support for your family in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, child care, and the Twin Cities’ largest public and private buildings. The SEIU Minnesota State Council coordinates the electoral, legislative and outreach work of the SEIU Locals in Minnesota to increase the effectiveness of their collective bargaining and new member organizing campaigns. By building the political involvement of approximately 30,000 SEIU members throughout the state, the State Council is working to improve the lives of all Minnesotans. The State Council’s board is comprised of elected leaders, members, and staff of the four SEIU Local Unions in Minnesota.