Endorsements

SEIU Minnesota State Council 2016 Endorsements

Fritz_door_knock_20161008_rsSt. Paul ­– The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Minnesota State Council have formally announced their current 2016 legislative endorsements. During the member-driven screening process, candidates were asked about their stances on issues facing working families across Minnesota. Members looked to support candidates who share our values and priorities, which would mean fighting to ensure Minnesota works for all residents, not just the wealthy and well-connected. SEIU will work throughout the summer and fall to elect our endorsed candidates to local, state and federal offices so we can have a state and country where all residents have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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SEIU Minnesota State Council Endorses Leah Solo in SD 44

Highlight extensive experience fighting for working families in Minnesota

St. Paul — The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Minnesota State Council is excited to announce its endorsement of Leah Solo in Senate District 44. Solo, who is a member of SEIU Local 26, has spent her career fighting for working families, including roles as Political Director of the SEIU Minnesota State Council, Deputy Campaign Director for the Minnesotans United for All Families, and as staff with pro-worker DFL elected officials Mark Ritchie and Tim Walz.

Leah_SoloSD44“SEIU members have had the privilege of seeing firsthand Leah in her work as a champion in the fight to make Minnesota a more fair and equitable state. Her experience and passion make it abundently clear that she will be a wonderful Senator for residents of Senate District 44,” said Jamie Gulley, President of SEIU Minnesota State Council. “Whether fighting for equality for all, supporting fair wages and benefits for working families or working tirelessly to improve our state’s healthcare and schools, Leah has shown the kind of selflessness and leadership that our state so desperately needs. Having a strong woman like Leah in the Senate is an important step in our work to reform government so that it works for all families, not just the powerful and well-connected.”

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SEIU is the workers who provide care and support for your family in public schools, hospitals, higher education, nursing homes, schools, in your homes 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 the approximately 53,000 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 five SEIU Local Unions in Minnesota.

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SEIU Endorses in Competitive 2016 Primaries

St. Paul, Minn — The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Minnesota State Council is excited to announce its initial Primary Election endorsements of  the 2016 election season. The SEIU Minnesota State Council endorsed candidates based on their history of supporting and championing working families and the issues most important to members of SEIU in their districts and across the state. The State Council encourages all members to take part in their precinct caucus. Minnesota will hold precinct caucuses on March 1st as the first step in determining who will receive party endorsements. (more…)

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SEIU Minnesota State Council Endorses Phyllis Kahn

Cite strong experience and proven history fighting for working families

Minneapolis, Minn — The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Minnesota State Council is excited to announce its endorsement of Representative Phyllis Khan for State Representative in 60B. The SEIU Minnesota State Council Executive Board chose to endorse Kahn because of her extensive experience fighting for working families in Minneapolis and her strong support of causes championed by SEIU members. (more…)

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SEIU Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

SEIU members: Clinton supports our movement to build a better future for working families

VIDEO: Watch SEIU members speak about why they support Hillary Clinton

St. Paul, Minn — After a member-driven endorsement process for the past several months, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) today endorsed Hillary Clinton for President, calling her a leader who will stand up for the working moms and dads building a movement to secure a better future for their families. (more…)

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SEIU Minnesota State Council Endorses Peggy Flanagan

Members cite Flanagan’s continued commitment to children, families and working people
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SEIU endorsed candidate for State Representative 46A, Peggy Flanagan

St. Paul, MN – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Minnesota State Council is excited to announce its endorsement of Peggy Flanagan in her run for the Minnesota House in 46A, a district where hundreds of SEIU members live and work. SEIU members and leaders chose to endorse Flanagan at this time so they can begin talking to their neighbors about Flanagan’s proven track record as a progressive leader who has been a longtime advocate for issues important to working families in our state. With their endorsement, SEIU members highlighted Flanagan’s drive and desire to be a champion at the capitol for children, families and working people across the state. (more…)

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SEIU Minnesota State Council Announce 2014 Endorsements

Cite commitment to working people of Minnesota as driving force behind support

St. Paul ­– The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Minnesota State Council formally announced their 2014 legislative endorsements today. During the member-driven screening process, there was an emphasis on supporting candidates who will stand up for middle class families over corporate interests and recognizing legislators who support investing in education and defending programs that help working families get ahead. (more…)

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SEIU Minnesota State Council Endorses Joy Marsh Stephens for Brooklyn Park Mayor

Cite strong experience and proven history fighting for working families 

Brooklyn Park, Minn. ­- The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Minnesota State Council, including 800 members who live and work in Brooklyn Park, is excited to announce its endorsement of Joy Marsh Stephens for Brooklyn Park Mayor. Following a member-driven screening process, SEIU members chose to endorse Joy because of her extensive professional experience and her proven history fighting for working families in Brooklyn Park. (more…)

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SEIU Minnesota State Council Endorses Iris Altamirano For Minneapolis School Board

Members cite commitment to closing opportunity gaps

Minneapolis, Minn. – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Minnesota State Council is excited to announce its endorsement of Iris Altamirano for one of the Minneapolis School Board At-Large seats up for election in 2014. Around 5,000 SEIU members live and work in Minneapolis. Following a member-driven screening process, SEIU endorsed Altamirano because of her clear vision for strong public schools that support all students in Minneapolis. As Minneapolis continues to face daunting opportunity gaps, SEIU members highlighted Altamirano’s experience and passion in fighting for equity in their endorsement of her campaign. (more…)

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Congratulations Mayor-Elect Betsy Hodges

SEIU members are sending their congratulations to Council member Betsy Hodges after her exciting win in the Minneapolis Mayoral race. SEIU members endorsed Hodges early in the race, providing thousands of hours of volunteer time on the phones and at the doors. Read more about SEIU’s role in the Mayoral race from MinnPost here. (more…)

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