Rights and Democracy

Democracy is a hallowed 1199 concept and practice. Our union draws its strength from broad participation of its members, with full respect to differing views and the rights of members to express those views. We also advocate and fight for the rights of all. We believe that women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities all deserve to share in the American dream.

A key avenue to obtaining and defending human and civil rights for all is the electoral process. That is why we encourage members to sign up for PAC and vote for elected officials who advocate for working people and the exploited. We are deeply committed to the fight for the ballot and to the defeat of the ultra-right forces that are attempting to disenfranchise millions.

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Sep 9, 2016
Since June of this year, some of our member leaders have taken time off work to dedicate their time to the elections as Member Political…
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Jul 5, 2016
After 22 years of living in this country, Rochelle Salcedo will vote for the first time for President this November. As soon as she became a…
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Jun 15, 2016
1199SEIU members in Maryland are celebrating victories in races for Baltimore City Council and in Maryland’s open Senate seat during April…
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Jun 13, 2016
A central tenet of our nation?s democracy is the right to vote. ?It?s a civil rights issue that we?ve been fighting for a long time, say...
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Jun 10, 2016
The most important title among the many in 1199SEIU is Delegate. It is the delegates alone who comes into daily direct contact with work...
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May 16, 2016
1199SEIU members in Maryland are celebrating electoral victories in Baltimore City and the race for Maryland’s open Senate seat during…
Feb 17, 2016
IMMIGRANTS, WORKERS AND VOTERS TELL THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE: WE WILL REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER! Hundreds of immigra...
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Feb 17, 2016
Cientos de familias inmigrantes, votantes, campesinos y trabajadores mal pagados se movilizan a Tallahassee para protestar a los l
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Oct 30, 2014
DORCHESTER, MA ? Leaders of the state?s largest union of healthcare workers issued the following statements today. The statements are fr...
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Oct 29, 2014
BALTIMORE, MD ? Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown met with healthcare workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital early Wednesday morning to share...

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