SEIU ENDORSES HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

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SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH President Becky Williams pledges the support of the 30,000 member union to help shatter the glass ceiling for Hillary Clinton and deliver wins for women, working people and American values.

COLUMBUS, OH – Following today’s announcement by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton for President of the United States, SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH President Becky Williams issued the following statement:

“Hillary Clinton clearly understands that working people deserve to make more than a decent living, they deserve a good life,” said Becky Williams, President of SEIU 1199 WV/KY/OH. “Hillary Clinton supports raising the minimum wage[1], believes in the importance of unions[2], wants to make taxes fairer for hard-working Americans[3], and will put people and families first as President of the United States.”

SEIU members believe that Hillary Clinton is the best candidate to move forward our agenda for working families aimed at improving the lives of hard-working people across the country. Hillary Clinton has shown a commitment to supporting workers joining together to raise wages and improve workplace standards, creating good jobs for everyone, providing economic security for all Americans, creating a pathway to citizenship for all hard working immigrants and protecting and expanding our democracy.

“Our economy is out of balance. Working people deserve wages to sustain their families and Hillary Clinton understands we need an economy that works for everyone,” continued Williams. “America should work for we the people, not just the wealthy and well connected.”

SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH President Becky Williams also serves as an International Vice President for the Service Employees International Union and a member of the SEIU International Executive Board.

[1]Supports raising the minimum wage, saying, “Every American deserves a fair shot at success. Fast food and childcare workers shouldn’t have to march in [the] streets for living wages.” (Politico, 10/27/14; Twitter, 4/15/15)

[2]Believes in the importance of unions, saying, “We have to stand firmly together and united on behalf of your right to organize, your right to bargain collectively, your right to fight for the higher wages that reflect the value of your work.” (Bloomberg Politics, 5/20/15)

[3]Proposed making taxes fairer for working Americans, saying Republican tax policies that favor corporations and the wealthy “[explode] the national debt … and [do] nothing to help hardworking Americans.” (Wall Street Journal, 7/13/15)

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