DNC comes to Philly
Philadelphia, the birthplace of our nation, was once again the site of another historic event, the Democratic nomination of Hillary Clinton. Some of our member leaders had the opportunity to participate in activities and events throughout the week.
The week kicked off with a SEIU event at the Franklin Institute. Members from Marshalls heard from elected officials and fellow SEIU brothers and sisters about the importance of this November’s election. David Lee, one of our newly elected Executive Vice Presidents, had the honor of introducing Mary Kay Henry, our international president of SEIU.
Another highlight of the week was participating in the joint labor talk. AFSCME, NEA, AFT, and SEIU all came together to discuss how we are, as Clinton says, “Stronger Together”. Union members heard from US Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook. After the talk, delegates and members took a tour of the Elmwood Park Labor Monument in Southwest Philadelphia. We learned about the rich history of working people, not only from that neighborhood, but from the United States at large.
On Friday, members and leaders gathered at Temple University to listen to Clinton and Kaine outline their plan for the presidency/vice-presidency. Members were inspired and motivated to continue fighting to elect champions up and down the ticket in November.
It is imperative that we elect officials that will fight for working families, immigration reform, and racial justice. That’s why we stand with Hillary Clinton for president, Katie McGinty for Congress, and Josh Shapiro for Attorney General. If you are interested in getting involved, such as house canvassing or phone banking, please reach out to your business agent. There are many great opportunities!