MPO Stories RoundupNovember 25, 2020
1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East member political organizers (MPOs) played a big part in recent election victories. From President-Elect Joe Biden’s historic win to the approval of Amendment 2 giving 2.5 million Floridians a path to a $15 minimum wage, the comprehensive voter turnout campaign waged by 1199SEIU MPOs contributed to the record number of voters who cast ballots. Through phone calls and text messages, MPOs reached out to thousands of voters to encourage them to make their voice heard in what was likely the most important election of our lifetime. Their dedication exemplifies what union leadership is all about – unity, hard work and a commitment to help uplift working families.
Here’s a compilation of blog profiles highlighting several MPOs and the issues that motivated them to do this important electoral work. Their work ethic and personal stories are both informative and inspirational.
MEMBER POLITICAL ORGANIZER EVA NOLASCO CALLS ON VOTERS TO CHOOSE JOE BIDEN TO PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT
Tomorrow is election day. It’s the last push to the polls in an election that could be a turning point for Floridians and all Americans. Eva Nolasco, an endo-technician at a Southwest Florida hospital, knows this well because she’s been working as a member political organizer with 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East for months to help get out the Latinx vote. Click here to read the full story.
MEMBER POLITICAL ORGANIZER SOPHIA COLLEY IS ‘RIDIN’ WITH BIDEN’ FOR AFFORDABLE, QUALITY HEALTHCARE FOR ALL, AND SO MUCH MORE
Member political organizer (MPO) Sophia Colley remembers when the Obama Administration, led by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, delivered the historic Affordable Care Act to provide quality, accessible healthcare coverage for millions of Americans who had been otherwise uncovered and vulnerable. Click here to read the full story.
It’s the final stretch before the November 3 election and CNA Kaydra Bonamy is on a mission to get Floridians to vote. As a constituency member political organizer with 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, she’s working hard calling African American voters to educate and inform them about how critical this election is for Black working families and all Floridians. She also works full-time as a certified nursing assistant in Central Florida. Despite the demanding schedule, one thing keeps her motivated. Click here to read the full story.
CNA Anne Mercie Blot believes the outcome of the November 3 election could impact virtually every aspect of her life and all hardworking Floridians. As a mom, immigrant and healthcare worker, she’s concerned that the leaders we elect could make critical decisions about education, immigrant rights, affordable healthcare and other important issues. That’s why she is working hard as a member political organizer (MPO) every day to get out the vote. Click here to read the full story.
MEMBER POLITICAL ORGANIZER FRANCOISE SUPPORTS THE BIDEN-HARRIS TICKET BECAUSE LEADERS AND IMMIGRATION POLICY MUST HAVE COMPASSION AND RESPECT
Francoise Paul feels for the children first. The “kids in cages,” the young ones forcibly separated from their parents, traumatized by an I.C.E raid, and/or sent to another country that is not their home under the Trump Administration’s cruel immigration policies. Click here to read the full story.
CNA, political activist, union organizer and great-grandmother -- these are just a few ways to describe Blanche Norwood. Currently, she's working with her union, 1199SEIU, as a member political organizer (MPO) to help get out the vote for the November 3 election. She's a seasoned MPO who has helped to mobilize voters for several big elections in the past including President Barack Obama, Vice President Al Gore and Attorney General Janet Reno. Over the years she's seen and learned a lot. But she says the 2020 election is like no other because the stakes are so high. Click here to read the full story.