Start your 2017 with a little bit of advocacy

January 6, 2017

Happy New Year from 1199SEIU! Check out what we're up to for the beginning of 2017.

Care, Not Chaos:
Speak Up for Affordable Healthcare

In a matter of days, Congress could vote to take away the healthcare of millions of Americans. Their actions would put families, patients and consumers and the communities we fight for every day at risk.

Healthcare jobs and and patient care are under attack!

Call 866-426-2631 on January 10

Tell your member of Congress:

Thank you for putting care first. I am a healthcare worker, and I share your commitment to protecting the healthcare that so many Massachusetts residents depend on. The Affordable Care Act must not be repealed without a plan to keep and improve the healthcare of our patients and clients. I am asking you to keep fighting for a plan that:

Protects care for 22 million hardworking Americans.

Preserves coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions.

Maintains Medicaid funding for seniors, children and people with disabilities.

New Minimum Wage in Massachusetts

On January 1, the minimum wage in Massachusetts increased to $11/hour. 1199ers joined our allies in the Raise Up Massachusetts Coalition back in 2014 to campaign for this historic wage increase. We are proud of the hard work that went into this victory, and we look forward to continuing our advocacy to secure $15/hour and a union for all!

Boston Women's March for America
Saturday, January 21 at 11:00AM
Boston Common
Click here to RSVP

We will unite in Boston to march in solidarity with communities most affected by acts of hate and intolerance. Together, we will send a message to our leaders in Massachusetts, across the country and abroad that the United States of America stands for values centered around human decency, equal rights and freedom from discrimination. This is a march for all of us.

Visit the Boston Women's March for America website for details and logistics, and click here to RSVP and sign up for a bus to the march from Springfield, Worcester, Lawrence, Fall River/New Bedford, and Hyannis.

Upcoming Delegate & Activist Assemblies

Join leaders in Boston and Cape Cod next Wednesday, January 11 for our next Delegate & Activist Assembly. We will watch 13th, a Netflix documentary that explores the history of racial inequality in the United States and its impact on our criminal justice system (view trailer here). Afterward, we will discuss the movie and its connection to our issues agenda this year, including efforts to reform the Massachusetts criminal justice system.

Contact your administrative organizer for more details about the next Delegate and Activist Assembly near you.

Wednesday, January 11
108 Myrtle St.
Quincy, MA 02171

Cape Cod
Wednesday, January 11
89 Lewis Bay Rd.
Hyannis, MA 02601