SEIU to Endorse Rick Thompson for Governor

April 4, 2011

Joyce Gibson
Deputy Director of West Virginia
Cell Phone: 304-654-0824

HUNTINGTON, WV – House Speaker Thompson will join members and leaders of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199 WV/KY/OH for a special press conference tomorrow to announce the union’s endorsement for governor.

SEIU District 1199 represents more than 30,000 healthcare and social service workers across West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio, including almost 10,000 members in the Mountain State.

“Rick Thompson has spent a lifetime standing with middle class and working families and now, more than ever, he needs us to stand with him,” said Kathy McCormick, SEIU District 1199 Executive Vice President. “Rick Thomson has made clear that the attacks on our fundamental rights at work seen in Ohio, Wisconsin and others have no place in our state. Rick will focus his energy on budgets that invest in West Virginia’s future through good paying jobs, affordable and accessible health insurance for more families and a statewide program to keep more of our kids in school.”

WHO: House Speaker Rick Thompson
SEIU members
Kathy McCormick, Executive Vice President SEIU District 1199
WHAT: Press Conference and Rally

WHEN: Tuesday, April 5
1 pm – 2 pm EDT

WHERE: SEIU District 1199 Office
2200 Adams Ave.
Huntington, WV 25704

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