The undersigned SEIU leaders, members, retirees and staff urge the International Executive Board not to make an early endorsement in the presidential primary campaign. We are supporters of Senator Sanders and believe his voice deserves to be heard. His campaign is drawing thousands into a movement around the very issues we support in our day-to-day organizing. To make an early endorsement of Hillary Clinton would put our union in direct opposition to this growing movement.
Senator Sanders has an outstanding track record and is building a strong base of working people. Working against Sanders in the primaries will only alienate and confuse many SEIU members who are actively engaged in various movements, including the Fight for $15, immigration and higher education reform, Black Lives Matter, and many more progressive causes.
By not making an early primary endorsement, SEIU can continue concentrating on our important organizing campaigns. This will also allow us to hold forums and debates that include all the candidates and address our issues as union members. Our strength and power in maximizing our endorsement lies in our work to build a social justice movement.
We respectfully request that the International Executive Board of the Service Employees International Union not rush to a decision and holds off on making an early endorsement during the presidential primaries.
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Filed under: Fair Trade, Fast Track, Politics | Tagged: 2008, 2012, Bill Clinton, California, Democratic Party (United States), Democratic Party presidential primaries, Hillary Clinton, Los Angeles, New York, Republican Party presidential candidates, Republican Party presidential primaries, Service Employees International Union |