January 2018

AAAC meeting canceled on Jan. 23 due to illness

Be sure to come to the next African American Action Committee on Feb. 20. Questions? Contact  solita.kampley@seiu221.org

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Sign up for Basic Stewards’ Training

Basic Stewards' Training SEIU Local 221 members are invited to attend a basic training. The training will be split into two parts. Part one will cover basic representation and part two will cover organizing.

SEIU 221 Basic Stewards’ Training

9-3 pm Saturday, Feb. 10
4004 Kearny Mesa Road
San Diego 92111
Please RSVP to Senior Advocacy Center Organizer Jennifer Spirit at jennifer.spirit@seiu221.org or call (858) 560-0151 ext. 226.

 

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SEIU Local 221 Campaign Kick-Off Meeting

At the 2018 SEIU 221 Campaign Kick-Off Meeting we will plan to:
  • Win elections from Congress to the Board of Supervisors
  • Pass the Full Voter Participation Measure (More Voters = More Democracy)
  • Invest in SD Families: Support our employees and our communities 
Mark your calendar now:
 
2018 SEIU 221 Campaign Kick-Off Meeting
6pm, Tuesday, Jan. 16
SEIU Local 221
4004 Kearny Mesa Road
San Diego 92111
 
We also will have an overview of organizing plans to win in 2018 and a training for signature gathering for the Full Voter Participation Measure. Our goal is 50 volunteers at the Women’s March on Jan. 20. You must be trained to collect signatures.
 
Why is the The Full Voter Participation Initiative important? Because it will ensure that all San Diego county elections are decided in November when the most people vote. Our current system allows candidates to win in the June primary with as little as 20 percent of the people voting. Together with our coalition, we will collect 67,837 signatures to place this initiative on the November 2018 ballot for voters to approve.
 
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2018 political action days – mark your calendar

 

This year, we will see victory at the ballot box and everyone has a role to play. Click this link to RSVP to participate in our critical work in the following areas: 

Endorsing and electing candidates who support working families: From City Council to Board of Supervisors to Governor, this will be a big election year. The SEIU Town Hall endorsement process allows us to ask candidates the tough questions and then decide who we will support in the elections this year.  Then we will talk to our members and our neighbors to tell them to support the candidates that support us. It’s fun and we know that every conversation makes a difference. Only members can attend endorsement meetings.

The Full Voter Participation Initiative will ensure that all San Diego county elections are decided in November when the most people vote. Our current systems allow candidates to win in the June primary with as little as 20 percent of the people voting. Together with our coalition we will collect 67,837 signatures to place this initiative on the November 2018 ballot for voters to approve.

Flip the 49th is our coalition effort to get rid of one of the most anti-worker members of Congress in the nation, Darrell Issa, who won by only 1,600 votes last election. Already we are walking, calling and rallying to #DumpIssa, and all members are welcome to join the effort.

Member Political Organizer Meetings: Our monthly MPO meetings are where we set the direction of our political program. We discuss important questions: Where should we send the most volunteers? How do we raise the most Committee on Political Education dollars? How should we spend our COPE dollars? All members are welcome at MPO meetings.

Click to RSVP which events you’ll attend and mark your calendar

Jan. 4 – Monthly Member Political Organizer Meeting at 5:30 pm at SEIU Local 221, 4004 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego 92111

Jan. 18 – Town Hall Endorsement Meeting for 49th and 50th Congressional Districts, 5:30 pm at SEIU Local 221, 4004 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego 92111. Only members can attend endorsement meetings.

Jan 20 –  Starting at 10 am Saturday, Women’s March signature gathering for Full Voter Participation Initiative

Jan. 27 – Governor’s Town Hall Endorsement Meeting in LA. (Must RSVP by Jan 22.) Van leaves at 7 am from SEIU 221 office, will return by about 5 pm. Only members can attend endorsement meetings.

Feb. 1 – Monthly Member Political Organizer Meeting at 5:30 pm at SEIU Local 221, 4004 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego 92111

Feb. 3 – Starting at 9 am, location TBD, Flip the 49th/Dump Issa Neighborhood canvass day

Feb. 15  – Town Hall Endorsement Meeting for San Diego City Council Seats 2,4,6 and 8 at 5:30 pm at SEIU Local 221, 4004 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego 92111. Only members can attend endorsement meetings.

March 1 – Town Hall Endorsement Meeting for Board of Supervisors District 5, Assembly District D 76/77, Senate 36  at 5:30 pm at SEIU Local 221, 4004 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego 92111. Only members can attend endorsement meetings.

April 5  – Monthly Member Political Organizer Meeting at 5:30 pm at SEIU Local 221, 4004 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego 92111

 

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Build your leadership skills in 2018

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SEIU Local 221 is committed to building our union through the work of our member leaders. Now is the time to build strength in our union. The Leadership Academy is a commitment to trainings, planning and community.

Download a PDF application by clicking here. Applications are due by Jan. 24.

The Academy’s knowledge will extend beyond the training period and is expected to support and grow your skills as a leader and steward. You will be supported by the Member Leader in Action team, Advocacy Center, as well as your Worksite Organizer to build your skills and make change in your worksite and community.

This training program brings together representation and organizing skills to give members the most comprehensive leadership development possible. Each member will have a Purple Power Project they choose to work on to build power in a meaningful way for our union. (Example: You create a plan to build union membership at your worksite, building a labor/management committee, etc.).

Download a PDF application by clicking here.

Email completed applications to Joanna Stewart at joanna.stewart@seiu221.org by Jan. 24.

 

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