SEIU CALIFORNIA

Contact:

Mike Roth, 916.813.1554

Maria Elena Jauregui, 818.355.5291 (Spanish-language)

ELECTION COVERAGE:

SEIU MEMBERS IN CALIFORNIA KICK OFF RACE TO THE POLLS AS PART OF A MASSIVE NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION, SEEKING TO ENERGIZE PROGRESSIVE VOTERS IN ANTICIPATION OF NOVEMBER 8TH ELECTION


WITH 500 GET-OUT-THE-VOTE VOLUNTEER RALLY WITH PARTICIPATION FROM STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL KAMALA HARRIS AND ASSEMBLYMEMBER MIGUEL SANTIAGO TO JOIN

Los Angeles —Attorney General and SEIU-endorsed U.S. Senate Candidate Kamala Harris and Assemblymember Miguel Santiago of the 53rd district will join 500 long-term care workers, classified school employees, child care workers, janitors, security officers, and nurses from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) as part of the launch of their massive 2016 Get Out the Vote efforts. The event will kick off a massive voter mobilization in Los Angeles. As part of a day of action more than 10,000 volunteers will door-knock and phone-bank nationwide. 3000 SEIU California members are expected to come out on September 10 to advocate for the “SEIUnstoppable” issue agenda to create a stronger California for the next generation.

WHO:  Kamala Harris, California Attorney General and U.S. Senate Candidate

Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, 53rd district

SEIU leaders

500 SEIU California members

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10:30AM

Rally followed by members door-knocking, talking to voters

Members are available to be shadowed while canvassing during the day and phone banking that night.

WHERE:

SEIU 2015

2910 Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA

HASHTAGS: #SEIUforHillary, #YesOn55, #SEIUnstoppable, #ImWithHer

VISUALS:  500 SEIU members rallying, phone-banking, deploying to neighborhoods to canvas voters, signs, banners.

In California, the effort will focus on delivering “Yes on 55” votes to prevent nearly $4 billion in funding cuts to public education and other vital services like children’s health care.

Driven by the opportunity to make change at the ballot box this year and push back on Donald Trump’s racist agenda, California’s working people are mobilizing in record number to elect Hillary Clinton as President, send Kamala Harris to the U.S. Senate, unlock every child’s potential with YES votes on Props. 55 and 58, and get smart on crime with Prop. 57.

After raising the minimum wage in California and putting a bill to provide retirement security for all on Governor Brown’s desk, the National Day of Action is the next step in creating a California where working families can thrive and rise above the hateful rhetoric that has permeated the national stage around elections.

Information on the SEIUnstoppable endorsements is available at www.seiuca.org/vote.

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Press release

Posted

September 9th, 2016
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