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MIRAMAR, FL — SEIU Florida, which represents more than 55,000 active and retired health care professionals, public employees, airport workers, adjunct faculty and property service workers in the state, has announced a slate of endorsed candidates for the 2020 August and November elections who will best serve the needs of Florida’s poor and working families.

 

The candidates earned the endorsements based on their commitment to fight for everyday Floridians and SEIU’s “Unions For All” electoral platform which focuses on:

-- worker and union rights

Members of SEIU Florida have announced their endorsements for the elections on May 14 in North Miami. The endorsed candidates have proven themselves and commit to being champions of working people and their families.

 

The endorsed candidates have proven themselves and commit to being champions of working people and their families.

"Hundreds of thousands of Floridians currently do not have access to quality health care, and the Governor's latest plan does not address their needs. No one should have to choose between paying their rent and going to the doctor."

SEIU Florida Members have made additional endorsements this week, this time in the West Palm Beach elections occurring March 12. Earlier this week, members of SEIU Florida announced their endorsements for local races in Tampa, Boynton Beach, Miramar, Riviera Beach, and Coral Springs.

The Labor Union Represents Over 55,000 Active and Retired Workers in the State.

Miramar, FL — Though there are still 623 days until the 2020 elections, Floridians are ready to vote in local elections happening next month. The members of SEIU Florida announced their endorsements for local races in Tampa, Boynton Beach, Miramar, Riviera Beach, and Coral Springs.

Heading into Election Day, the Win Justice coalition surpassed 1.5 million in-person door knocks of infrequent voters in black and latinx communities - resulting in over 260,000 conversations - across ten counties in Florida. Their texting program has surpassed one million messages. At the doors, by phone, text, and their digital program, Win Justice has engaged more than 4 million Floridians statewide.

A dedicated group of active and retired healthcare professionals, public employees and property service workers in Florida who have taken a leave of absence from their jobs for the last two months are doubling down on their get out the vote efforts in the final days of the 2018 Election.  These members, some of the 55,000 represented by SEIU Florida, one of the state’s largest unions, have been running voter outreach efforts among fellow union members and working families across the state.

For working families trying to pay for rent and other necessities, the new $8.46 Florida minimum wage announced this week (effective January 1, 2019) falls far short, according to one of the state’s largest unions.

The Win Justice coalition surpassed over one million door knocks this week through a seven figure statewide canvass operation, signifying one of the largest get out the vote canvass effort in the state. Their goal is to exceed 1.3 million door knocks by Election Day. Through phone calls, texting, and online paid digital programs, the coalition has engaged with well over two million Floridians. The coalition is encouraging voters to vote for Andrew Gillum, Bill Nelson, Amendment 4 and a progressive ticket down the ballot. 

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