September 17, 2014

Join Us! 2014 Election Volunteer Sign-Up Form

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Every door knock counts! SEIU Local 221 members Kristine Weismann and Michael Murphy spent Saturday knocking on doors througout Imperial Beach.

There is so much at stake in the 2014 elections for San Diego’s working families. Quality jobs and quality public services. Access to affordable healthcare and a secure retirement. Good schools, roads and safe communities.

That’s why the hard-working members of SEIU Local 221 — San Diego County employees, employees in cities across San Diego & Imperial Counties, Head Start employees, school employees, and Court Reporters — are making their voices heard this November. By interviewing, educating and electing candidates who will fight for quality jobs and public services, we can make sure that the true winners of this year’s election are the working families of San Diego. For information on the endorsed candidates, please click here.
We can’t do this alone! Join us in making sure we elect leaders who will pursue an agenda defending vital services and creating good jobs, for the working men of women of the SEIU Local 221 endorsed candidates for Congress and state/local races across California.

Sign up for phone banking and precinct walking with members and voters today! 

SEIU Local 221 members will be walking every Saturday at 9am until the election. We have devoted our Monday and Thursday nights (5pm-8pm) for our phone bank efforts.

All Campaign Activities will take place at the following locations:

  • SEIU Local 221: 4004 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, CA 92111 (Phone bank location-Monday)
  • Chula VIsta: 779 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA, For more information, please contact Worksite Organizer, Mark Leo, at or (619) 992-4243 (Precinct Walks)

  • National City: 3414 Eleanore Place, National City, CA For more information, please contact Worksite Organizer, Mark Leo, at or (619) 992-4243 (Precinct Walks)

  • Imperial Beach: 614 Imperial Beach Blvd. Imperial Beach, CA For more information, please contact Worksite Organizer, Mark Leo, at or (619) 992-4243 (Precinct Walks)

  • Poway: PSEA Office, 13378 Poway Road, Poway CA Please contact Senior Worksite Organizer, Tasha Iglesias-Moody, at or (949) 903-0053 (Precinct Walks)

Please set your schedule between now and November 4th as every phone call and door knock will count!  To RSVP, sign up online or contact Political Director, David Lagstein at or (858) 560-0151 ext. 250

To download volunteer the flyer, click here.

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SEIU Local 221 November 4th Endorsements

SEIU Local 221 is proud to announce our endorsed political candidates for the November 2014 election. Our voice will be more important than ever this election. There is no “high-profile” race for governor or President, so turnout is expected to be low. Our job is to talk to SEIU members and working families and let them know about the key choices in this election. Our votes and our volunteering could be the margin of victory for our union and our community!

SEIU Local 221 is pleased to announce the following new endorsements in National City, Imperial Beach and Poway. In National City, members endorsed incumbent Ron Morrison for Mayor, Ken Seaton Msemaji for City Council and support for Proposition D as well as previously endorsed incumbent Mona Rios for City Council. The Imperial Beach City Council race features previously endorsed Ed Spriggs and newly endorsed Lorie Bragg. Lastly in Poway, members announced the endorsement of Michelle O’Connor Ratcliff, John Riley and Charles Sellers for the Poway Unified School District.

Priority races at the state level will be to elect Betty Yee for State Controller and Tom Torlakson for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Our members will also be working tirelessly to ensure the relection of Congressman Scott Peters for the 52nd Congressional District.

In local races, members will continue to walk and phone bank for Carol Kim for San Diego City Council District #6; Mary Salas, Mayor of Chula Vista; and Steve Padilla and Pat Aguilar, for Chula Vista City Council. SEIU’s endorsements are made in a town hall process in which members evaluate candidates’ policy positions, listen to them speak, interview them, and then make their recommendations. The town halls are open to all members in each district.

Click here to see the full list of SEIU endorsed candidates and initiatives. For a printable version of this list, click here.

Interested in volunteering? Click here to find out how!

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