SEIU Local 2015 President April Verrett Commends Governor Newsom on Taking Initiative on Master Plan for California
SACRAMENTO — Today, Governor Newsom signed an Executive Order which calls for a Master Plan for Aging by convening a cabinet-level workgroup and an advisory committee to help build an age-friendly California that addresses the growth in senior population and the effects of transportation and housing.
In response, April Verrett, President of SEIU Local 2015 which represents home care and nursing home workers throughout California, released the following statement:
“I applaud and commend Governor Newsom for being a champion for California’s seniors, people with disabilities, and the caregivers who provide them vital care. Through his Executive Order, the Governor and our state will make long term care the California priority it needs to be, and will set the path for other states and our nation to follow.
“A California for all includes our beloved seniors who want to age with dignity in a safe environment surrounded by people they trust; it includes the needs of people living with disabilities such as muscular dystrophy, dementia, and chronic health disease who make up the fabric of our communities; and it includes the nursing home and home care workers who work round-the-clock, tirelessly, and wholeheartedly to keep our loved ones safe, healthy, and happy in the places they call home.
“Governor Newsom made that clear today and we look forward to working with him on his Master Plan for Aging and helping create a California for all.”
Representing over 385,000 home care and nursing home workers, SEIU 2015 is the largest long term care local in the country.