2020 Member Election Center

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General Election Day this year will be on Tuesday, November 3rd.
If we are really going to beat COVID19 and restore our nation’s economy, frontline workers need a seat at the table with corporations and our government.

2020 General Election Member Endorsements
• Vote by Mail — Submit an Absentee Ballot Application
Register to Vote Online in West Virginia
Power the Polls – Work as a Poll Worker in November
Find Your Polling Place – Election Day Information
• Pledge to Vote for Joe Biden and Unions for All
SEIU 2020 – Unions for All and SEIU for Biden
Online Volunteer Events for SEIU Members 

Video Guide to Voting by Mail for Members

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A Message From a Member Leader: Our Vote is Essential

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It has been a tough time.
 I’m worried about my loved ones and for our friends, neighbors, and whole country. It has been an especially tough time for all of us.

We have called legislators, marched in the streets, held vigils honoring the lives of frontline workers and nursing home residents lost to COVID19, and stood together demanding job protections, PPE, and hazard pay. Despite all this, we haven’t gotten the support that we need.

If they haven’t listened so far, they must hear us at the ballot box. On November 3rd and during early voting, we have the chance to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President of our country. This is a ticket that supports making it easier for folks to join a Union, a $15 minimum wage, standing up for racial justice, and taking on big companies that don’t respect workers.

Early voting is ongoing now in each county in Ohio. You can view early voting locations and hours onlineYou can also vote by mail and I’m telling all of my friends to send back their ballot as soon as possible.

I’m making my action plan. I want every elected leader to know that we will be speaking out on Election Day. Visit MyVoteIsEssential.org to do the same! Our vote is essential. Visit MyVoteIsEssential.org and join with me. 

In Unity, 

Carol Ford – Healthcare Worker in Cleveland
Member of SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH

Visit the Member Election Center for member endorsements and details for voters. 

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Take Action & Share Your Support for the Cuyahoga County Library Levy


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SEIU District 1199 Members Endorse Issue 70 – The Cuyahoga County Public Library Levy

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Register to Vote Online Today

The deadline to register to vote is quickly approaching but you can still update your voter registration or register to vote online in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. If you are not registered to vote, register right away so that you can be a part of this important election.

Kentucky Online Voter Registration (Deadline: October 5th)
West Virginia Online Voter Registration (Deadline: October 13th)
Ohio Online Voter Registration (Deadline: October 5th)

If you are registered to vote or after you register to vote, consider voting by mail. Together, we have the power to win unions for all. Register to vote today.

In Solidarity,

Becky Williams – President
SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH

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Members of SEIU District 1199 to Peacefully Protest Before the Presidential Debate in Cleveland in Support of Vice President Joe Biden and Unions for All

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Union members will peacefully hold signs and chant is support of Vice Presidential Candidate Joe Biden and a Unions for All agenda. Workers in Cleveland say that this is one of the most important presidential elections in recent history and that good union jobs, racial justice, healthcare coverage, and a $15 an hour minimum wage, are on the ballot.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, September 28th, 2020
Contact: Anthony Caldwell at (877) 419-7348

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Union members from all backgrounds will demonstrate in advance of the presidential debate that will be held in Cleveland this evening on Tuesday, September 29th at 9 PM ET. Local workers will stand together from 5 PM to 7 PM in advance of the debate around 89th and Chester Avenue. Workers will draw attention to their support for Vice President Joe Biden and the importance of his agenda in support of working people and their families.

“There are so many special interests, major corporations, and wealthy donors. The rules have been rigged against working people for too long. It is important that we make our voices heard, especially with President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden visiting Cleveland,” said Carol Ford, a Member Vice President and healthcare worker with SEIU District 1199. “We need greater unity as a country, for there to be more good union jobs, and an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour, so that all working people can make a living wage for their hard work,” continued Ford.   

With the election fast approaching, members with SEIU District 1199 have been vigorously helping other workers and their family members register to vote, in addition to sharing details on policy issues and how to request an absentee ballot. In Ohio, voters will have less than a week remaining to register to vote following the presidential debate.

“People in Cleveland know how important it is that no matter how much money we make or what we look like, that people across the country have to come together again,” said Samara Knight, an Executive Vice President with SEIU District 1199.” There has been too much division and working people across Ohio and the country are supporting Vice President Joe Biden because they know he will bring unity and help implement policies that support working people and the good union jobs that our communities need.”

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Men United to the Polls in Cleveland


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Unity Early Vote March in Cleveland

Cleveland Events
What: Early Vote Unity and Solidarity March to the Board of Elections 
When: Tuesday, October 6th at 11 AM
Where: Meet on 30th and Chester at 10 AM at 2701 Chester Avenue. Parking Available on Side Street. 

This is one of the most important elections of our lifetimes. We are voting this year for our families and our country. Together, we will make our voices heard. 

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Unions for All Protest in Cleveland

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris believe in Unions for All and want to make this country safe, free, and fair for all people – regardless of the color of our skin or how much money we have.

What: Unions for All Presidential Debate Protest in Cleveland, Ohio.
When: Tuesday, September 29th. Meet at Union Hall by 1PM. Depart at 2PM.
Where: SEIU Union Hall at 13000 Shaker Boulevard. Travel to event via RTA. 

Vice President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will stand up for good union jobs, the healthcare coverage we need, a $15 an hour minimum wage, and racial justice. 

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Volunteer Online for the November Election

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