Worker and immigrant power filled our May Day rally in Miami.
Attendees enjoyed a great discussion in the afternoon with doctors, nurses and home health workers. They heard from a wonderful trio of panelists: Toni Lewis, a family and geriatric specialist, Laura Goodhue, from Planned Parenthood, and Congressman Ted Deutch.
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For Immediate Release: June 27, 2017
Miami, FL— Today, the members of SEIU Florida and AFSCME Florida are proud to announce a joint endorsement of Annette Taddeo in her campaign to strengthen and amplify the voices of working Floridians in the state senate and across the State of Florida.
Miami, FL— Today, the members of SEIU Florida expressed their strong support for José Suárez and have endorsed him for City of Miami Commission, District 3 in the upcoming November election.
“José is a tireless advocate and deeply understands the issues facing working families across the state, City of Miami, in District 3 as well as in his Little Havana neighborhood” said Monica Russo, President of SEIU Florida and Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. “Our members and leadership are very pleased to support a candidate who can truly speak for the needs of local residents and businesses, and we’re especially proud to endorse one of our own.”
On Thursday, Jan. 26, Florida House Democrats walked out of a hearing on refugees in protest of a presentation led by Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which has been called a hate group and described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an organization “spreading anti-immigrant ideas.” Monica Russo, SEIU Florida president and executive vice president of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers, has released the following statement in support of the walk-out:
South Floridians to Rally Outside Broward Transitional Center on National Day of Action to Prevent Deportations and Protect Immigrants and RefugeesJanuary 11, 2017Press ReleaseCommunity Declares They Are Here to Stay, Raising Their Voices in Support of Sanctuary Spaces and Preserving DACA
On Saturday, immigrants and supporters will host a community cultural rally outside of Broward Transitional Center as part of a national day of action to prevent deportations. Across the country, immigrant communities and supporters are rallying for the creation of sanctuary spaces in churches and schools to protect immigrants and refugees. They are also calling for preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which currently protects three-quarters of a million young immigrants and provides stability for their families.
Monica Russo, SEIU Florida president and executive vice president of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers, has released a statement following the endorsement of Stephen Bittel in his run for Miami-Dade County Democratic Party committeeman: