FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 27, 2016
On Primary Day, Pennsylvania Voters Send Strong Message of Support for SEIU Endorsed Candidates and Pro-Worker Agenda
Harrisburg, PA – The SEIU Pennsylvania State Council today applauded the victories of an overwhelming majority of its endorsed candidate in the Primary Election.
The following 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.
“Yesterday, voters from across the commonwealth sent a strong message that it is time to elect candidates who are committed to improving the lives of working families.
“SEIU’s endorsed state-wide candidates, Hillary Clinton for President, Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate and Josh Shapiro for Attorney General, were all victorious last night.
“Pennsylvania SEIU members worked tirelessly to support our candidates, and we are proud of what we accomplished. The results last night made it known, loud and clear, that voters want elected officials who will fight for fair wages, access to childcare and healthcare, immigration reforms and racial justice. We will continue to fight for our champions through November and beyond.”
SEIU was front-and-center on stage for Katie McGinty’s election night celebration. Derrell Gibbs, a Philadelphia Security Officer and 32BJ SEIU member, introduced McGinty, “She’s good people. She cares about raising the minimum wage and the fight for $15. She stands for equal pay and rights for women. And she supports unions and has spent her time on picket lines supporting airport and fast food workers. She will fight for people like me,” Gibbs said.
Click here to see a full list of SEIU’s primary endorsements.
SEIU represents more than 80,000 Pennsylvanians who work in the fields of health care, public services and building services.