November election is important. In
some races, the winner may be determined by only a few votes. This fall, SEIU
721 members will be voting to protect our rights, working families, and for
those we serve every day when we vote on Prop. 32 and we will be voting on what
type of community we want to live in when we vote on Prop. 30. Click here to download the latest SEIU 721 member endorsed candidate and issue slate.
Hundreds of SEIU 721 members attended townhalls, met with candidates and learned about the propositions to be ready to talk with their friends and family about this year's election.
Here's what SEIU 721 members are saying about the propositions:
"As a parent of three school children, I support Prop. 30 because I have seen firsthand what the state's budget cuts have done to our schools."
Simboa Wright, Waste Water Worker II, City of Los Angeles
"Last year, public librarians from across the state successfully lobbied for a law that ensures protections for tax payers and the public if a city tried to privatize their library. If Prop. 32 passes, you can say good-bye to transparency because public workers won't have a voice."
Cindy Singer, Community Librarian, Los Angeles County
"As an employee of the City of Simi Valley Public Works, I'm going to vote NO on 32 because I don't want to lose our rights to bargaining, we can't afford it. We need better benefits so please vote NO on 32."
Tim McDonell, Maintenance Worker III - Crew Leader, City of Simi Valley
SEIU 721 members are precinct walking and phone banking for local, state and federal candidates:
"We endorsed Steve Bennett for Ventura County Board of Supervisors because he has stood up to critics and explained that "the average worker" is not the County's budget problem. He also recruits foster parents and successfully fought off a budget power grab by a small group of workers which would have left far less in the General Fund for the rest of the workforce."
David Goldstein, Environmental Research Analyst, Ventura County
"It is important to elect Rusty Bailey for Mayor of Riverside because he will keep our parks clean, our trees trimmed and our neighborhoods safe for our families. Rusty will make sure Riverside remains a great place to work, live and grow."
Sammie Farias, Customer Service Representative, City of Riverside
"I'm supporting Jose Medina
, for California Assembly District 61, because he has proven himself a devoted leader and educator that has repeatedly given back to our community. We need his leadership along with that of Riverside Mayoral candidate Rusty Bailey
and Congressional candidate Mark Takano
. These local educators have Riversider's best interest at heart and are looking to strengthen our economy by encouraging good jobs to come to Riverside." Rick Gay, Riverside County Accounting Technician I
"I think we have the perfect candidate for Congress in Dr. Raul Ruiz.
understands our concerns, he is one of us and is a man of his word. He kept the promises he made years ago to return to the Valley and serve. His commitment to seniors, education and healthcare is especially important to me. It is time that we elect an individual that will give this commitment his full attention and will serve us on a full time basis."
Anastasia Dilberakis, Quality Assurance Coordinator, Coachella Valley Water District
SEIU 721 members are actively campaigning for candidates and proposition. Please join them and get involved this election season. Share the SEIU 721 slate with your family and friends and use it to complete your absentee ballot or take it to the polls. For more information, call Government Relations at (213) 368-8602.