Last year a majority of candidates and propositions that SEIU Local 721 members endorsed won, and that momentum will continue in 2013 as a series of town halls have already been held and endorsements are out for spring elections.
As the country continues to recover from the worst recession in recent history, there are some very important decisions that will need to be made by SEIU 721 members this fall. It's important that we elect or reelect candidates that believe a strong middle class is crucial to the nation's recovery.
After months of SEIU 721 members hosting and attending dozens of COPE Endorsement Town Halls all over Southern California, and volunteering their time at phone banks, precinct walking and other activities, the California Primary was held Tuesday, June 5.
As the economy continues to recover from the worst recession in recent history, California's children, disabled persons and senior citizens are paying the price while working families contribute more than their fair share to fund vital public services and schools.
SEIU 721 social workers, nurses and other public service workers turned out in big numbers to support good jobs and a real fix to the nation's broken immigration system by marching in the annual May Day march in Los Angeles.
Workers in Southern California are transfixed, troubled and motivated to take action as the attacks unleashed by Republican Governor Scott Walker threaten to decimate collective bargaining rights for thousands of Wisconsin public service workers.
SEIU 721 members made phone calls and knocked on doors across Southern California, talking to voters about what's happening in our schools, neighborhoods, and services. Their work helped make the difference in the election of Governor Jerry Brown on Nov. 2.