During the past several months I saw many of you knocking on doors or calling your coworkers to ask them to support candidates who will fight for working families. Candidates like Nathan Fletcher. We spent many weekends and weeknights to support this cause and educate voters about Measure D, to ensure more voters make better decisions. We supported the grassroots activism of Flip the 49th at rallies and walks.
Nov. 6 proved it was all worth it. While not all the absentee ballots have been counted yet, these three top priorities look to have won – big.
Nathan Fletcher will be a voice for working families on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.
Measure D will move the final vote for county offices to November when the most people vote.
Mike Levin will represent the 49th District in Congress.
They will be joined by other strong voices for working families we also supported. These include Tasha Boerner Horvath in the State Assembly and Dr. Jen Campbell and Monica Montgomery on the San Diego City Council. Voters also rejected Prop. 6’s attack on roads and bridges.
Now is the time for us all to spend time taking care of ourselves and our families, which many of us have neglected while getting out the vote. However, the election cycle will begin again soon, and I hope the 2018 results will inspire those of you who watched from the sidelines to get involved. The first step is signing up for the Member Political Organizing Committee. You can read more about it by clicking here. And to those who walked, called and supported our activism: First, thank you, we couldn’t have done it without you. Second, I challenge you to do more in the next election. I know I will.
SEIU Local 221 Member Political Organizing Chairwoman