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Miami, FL — Members of SEIU Florida, which represents more than 55,000 active and retired healthcare professionals, public employees and property service workers in the state, have endorsed Andrew Gillum for governor and announced a $5 million statewide effort to support candidates that best serve working families.

Miramar, FL - Local and statewide community groups have come together to host a gubernatorial debate for the democratic primary this summer. The co-moderators include PBS NewsHour’s Yamiche Alcindor and local NPR affiliate WLRN’s Luis Hernandez.

Miramar, FL - Local and statewide community groups have come together to host the first gubernatorial debate for the democratic primary in South Florida. The Florida Freedom Forum will be hosted by a coalition of groups including SEIU Florida State Council, Dream Defenders Action Fund, Florida Immigration Coalition (FLIC) Votes, New Florida Majority, Organize Florida, and Florida Planned Parenthood PAC.

Coalition of groups, including SEIU Florida, respond.

Orlando, FL – The members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Florida are proud to endorse Tom Keen for Orlando City Commission, District 1. Tom is the only candidate that will stand up for a fair and strong economy, while supporting good jobs for all working people in Orlando. The election will be held on Tuesday, November 7.

 

Healthcare workers, educators, and other Florida workers joined SEIU Florida this week to submit their top economic priorities for the state’s upcoming constitution revision.

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:

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.

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