HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania State Council of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has endorsed Judge Christine Donohue for Pennsylvania Supreme Court.This statement is attributable to Gabe Morgan, SEIU
Pennsylvania State Council President and Pennsylvania director of SEIU 32BJ, Neal Bisno, Secretary-Treasurer of the State Council and President of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, Tom Herman, President of SEIU Local 668, and David Melman, Manager of the PA Joint Board of Workers United.
“With three open seats on the Supreme Court, November’s election represents an historic opportunity to elect judges who respect the rights of working men and women. Throughout her distinguished career, Judge Christine Donohue has demonstrated that she understands the rights and values of working families.
“As the daughter of a United Mine Worker and a union seamstress, Judge Donohue has been involved with many landmark cases to protect workers and hold corporations accountable. That is the type of integrity Pennsylvania needs to restore faith in a Supreme Court that has been plagued by scandal and has allowed gerrymandered districts to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of citizens.
“SEIU will proudly engage with our members to put Judge Donohue on a path to victory.”
Judge Donohue added:
“I am deeply grateful to have the endorsement of the SEIU State Council. SEIU’s advocacy for working families is second to none and personally important to me, the daughter of a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers, now part of Workers United – SEIU. The working family values SEIU champions were part of my home growing up and a foundation of my work as a lawyer and judge.”
SEIU PA is also supporting Judges Kevin Dougherty and David Wecht in the race for state Supreme Court.