Sacramento, CA – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement from President Laphonza Butler following the 2 million member SEIU’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President:
“The results are in and SEIU members have spoken: Hillary Clinton is our choice for 2016. SEIU California’s 700,000 members are proud to join our brothers and sisters across the United States to put a champion for working families in the White House.
“In the Fight for $15, SEIU members have helped build the broadest and most powerful movement in decades to strengthen our economy for working families. The SEIU child care and home care providers who met personally with Hillary Clinton know that she is resolutely committed to lifting up working families, and she pledged to fight side-by-side with us to create an economy that respects the work we do.
“SEIU California members, like SEIU members nationwide, have participated in national tele-townhalls, straw polls and member endorsement meetings across the nation.”
SEIU local unions in California are made up of over 700,000 health care workers, janitors, social workers, nurses, security officers, in-home caregivers, school and university employees, court workers, and city, county and state employees.