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October 8, 2016

US Senate – Kamala Harris


SEIU Members Endorse Kamala HarrisKamala Harris has the courage and the values to help pass new laws and confirm judges who will stand up for working people against corporate special interests. We need a true champion like her as one of California’s two Senators.

Kamala Harris has a strong record of solving problems for our communities:

  • Harris served as the District Attorney of San Francisco, where she combated truancy, prosecuted gun crimes, fought domestic violence, and created “Back on Track,” a nationally recognized initiative to reduce recidivism and make San Francisco communities safer.1
  • Harris currently serves as California’s Attorney General. She stood up to the big banks when they were engaged in rampant illegal foreclosures. She sued them and won the largest settlement in the nation, and she passed the Homeowners Bill of Rights here in California despite intense opposition.2
Effects on SEIU Members

Kamala Harris will be the courageous leader we need in Congress as she fights for fairness in our economy, our immigration system, and our justice system.

  • She supports commonsense immigration reform, which will affect tens of thousands of SEIU workers and their family members in California.
  • She has promised to strengthen and expand Social Security, which many SEIU members rely on.
  • She will support judges who will protect public sector workers’ right to organize.
  • She will protect healthcare funding and fight efforts to cut it, which is vitally important for the 55% of SEIU members who are home care workers, nursing home workers, or healthcare workers.
Endorsed by:

President Obama
Vice President Biden
Governor Jerry Brown

SEIU California
California Democratic Party
National Women’s Political Caucus

For More Information:

Kamala Harris’ detailed positions and proposals can be found at: kamalaharris.org/issues

For a complete list of endorsers, visit: kamalaharris.org/endorsements

  1. “Harris Honors first Back on Track L.A. Participants” by Brandon Brooks & Jennifer Bihm, Los Angeles Sentinel (January 14, 2016)
    1. “For California, Attorney General Insisted on Better Terms in Foreclosure Deal” LA by Shaila Dewan, The New York Times (February 13, 2012)
October 8, 2016

US President – Hillary Clinton


SEIU California members endorse Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton will defend and continue the progress that we have made in the last eight years on healthcare, workers’ rights, equality, and the environment.

She has detailed plans to tackle numerous issues that SEIU members care about1:

  • Child care for working families
  • Raising wages and creating an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy
  • Comprehensive immigration reform
  • Making college more affordable
  • Protecting our planet and future generations

Also, the next president will be in a position to appoint one or more U.S. Supreme Court justices.2

Effects on SEIU Members

In addition to the issues listed above that affect our families and our communities, SEIU workers’ jobs will also be affected:

  • Home care and nursing home workers face deep cuts to Medi-Cal, one of the main sources of funding for our work, if Republicans control both the White House and Congress.3
  • Healthcare workers will face cuts to Medi-Cal, after years of fighting to increase it, and will also face the devastating consequences of a promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act.4
  • An anti-worker Supreme Court appointment will make it harder for school workers, social workers, and other public servants to come together in a union and have a strong voice.5
  • For private sector workers, Donald Trump has said that wages in this country are “too high” and he does not support our right to form unions.6
Endorsed by:

President Obama
Senator Bernie Sanders

Meg Whitman and many other
prominent Republicans

For More Information:

Hillary Clinton’s detailed positions and proposals can be found at: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/

For a complete list of endorsers, visit:

  1. https://www.hillaryclinton.com
  2. CBS News http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-next-president-could-reshape-the-supreme-court/
  3. Center for Budget and Policy Priorities http://www.cbpp.org/research/federal-budget/house-gop-budget-gets-62-percentof-
  4. Trump campaign website https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/healthcare-reform
  5. Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/supreme-court-unions_us_57728dc6e4b0dbb1bbbbf8dc
  6. New York Times: Donald Trump Insists That Wages Are ‘Too High’