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SEIU Endorses Secretary Clinton for President

Staff Report

Clinton supports SEIU Local 2015’s movement to build a better future for long term caregivers and all working families in California

(Los Angeles) – Today, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2015 members joined with their sisters and brothers across the nation as SEIU endorsed Secretary Hillary Clinton for President.

“The members of SEIU Local 2015 are proud to support Secretary Clinton for President and we look forward to continuing to work with her to ensure that long term care for our seniors and people with disabilities remains at the forefront of her agenda, and workers across the state and nation are lifted out of poverty as we continue our work in the Fight for $15,” said Laphonza Butler, Provisional President of SEIU Local 2015.

“This is an exciting day for long term care workers across the state and the country,” said Vanessa Peña, a home care provider and member of SEIU Local 2015. “Secretary Clinton sat down with some of my colleagues earlier this year and I am confident that she understands and values the work of long term care workers.”

Studies show that nationwide, the demand for in-home care is skyrocketing, especially as baby boomers grow older. California alone has more people who are 65 and over than any other state, and that number is predicted to double between 2010 and 2030. Secretary Clinton has repeatedly recognized the value of long term care for our seniors and people with disabilities, and is someone who will stand with long term care workers in the fight for a life of dignity and respect for the work they do and those they care for.

SEIU’s national months-long member engagement process included a 1,200-member conference in March, three national tele-town hall meetings in which more than 80,000 members participated, three national member polls from the fall of 2014 through the fall of 2015 and more than 200 local executive board debates and discussions with thousands of local union officers and elected member-leaders.