July 2020

We need a budget that rises to this historic moment

The COVID-19 pandemic is a generational public health and economic crisis. We need leaders with vision, who don’t repeat the mistakes of the Great Recession by attempting to balance the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable county residents. Unfortunately, San Diego County’s Chief Administrative Officer proposed a budget that fails to meet this historic moment and the Sheriff’s Department is exploring outsourcing critical health services.

We must act now

Join the Invest in San Diego Families Virtual Townhall
5:30 tonight
RSVP by following this link

Then sign up to speak at the Board of Supervisors meeting to fight outsourcing
Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4
RSVP by following this link

Finally RSVP and mark your calendar for the Evening Budget Hearing on Aug. 12 – and the Morning Budget Hearing on Aug. 10 if you can – to fight for equity for San Diego County.

With the Sheriff’s Department’s reckless plan to outsource front-line healthcare workers, our voices are more important than ever. We must speak out against inequality and call for bold leadership with a focus on Black, Brown and marginalized communities.

Join us.

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Contracting out our jobs risks lives, transparency

Sheriff Gore is threatening hundreds of County nurses and social workers with layoffs and proposing to contract out our jobs and put lives, safety and transparency at risk. We must act now to stop Sheriff Gore’s careless attempt to take away County jobs and bring in for-profit contractors to the San Diego County Jails.

Let’s tell Sheriff Gore and the Board of Supervisors, SEIU Local 221 members will not allow them to take one step toward the slippery slope of letting private contracting companies replace County workers. Protecting our sisters and brothers who are healthcare staff in the Sheriff’s department ensures that we are protecting our own jobs. We must be prepared to fight any attempt by the County to cut costs at the expense of staff and the communities we serve.

Follow this link to tell the Sheriff that you oppose this reckless action.

San Diego County Jails, under the management of Sheriff Gore, have the highest inmate death rate among large counties in the state. For-profit contractors are NOT the solution; proper management, adequate funding and increasing public medical and behavioral health services are the priority! Help protect our County healthcare workers and sign this petition. Then share widely.

Finally, sign up a nonunion member, to show County executives that we won’t allow them to sell out public health to for-profit, private contractors. You can sign a membership card online by following this link.

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‘Caravan for public health over for-profit prison contractors’ sends loud message

More than 75 cars formed a caravan July 17 to protest Sheriff Gore’s proposal to replace front-line health care workers with for-profit contractors.

We must fight any attempt by the County to cut costs on the backs of staff and the health and safety of the communities we serve and live in.
Sign the petition to #ProtectPublicHealth by following this link.

#CareNotCuffs #NoForProfitContractors

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Join ‘caravan for public health over for-profit prison contractors’

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