SEIU International Convention delegate update
Monday, March 4, 2024
We are thrilled to announce the members who have been certified to serve as SEIU 221 Delegates at the upcoming SEIU International Convention which will be held May 20-22 in Philadelphia. These members will help to set the course of the SEIU International Union for the coming period: they will elect the International union officers, establish the goals, strategies and determine the political and legislative priorities. The SEIU 221 delegate election was uncontested so there is no need for voting. The voting dates mentioned in the Notice of Nominations and Election will be canceled.
SEIU Local 221 Certified Delegates:
- Crystal Irving, President
- Nathan Wollmann, Vice President
- Myleen Abuan Paragas, Secretary
- Iris Trammel, Treasurer
- Aaron Garrett, Social & Economic Justice
- Alma Aguirre, Counties – Community Services
- Christopher Taylor, Politics
- Elena Long, Schools
- Drucilla Willis, County Chapter President
- George Morris
- Maria Mora
- Marissa Bell
SEIU Local 221 Certified Alternate Delegates:
- Zonyea Avery, Counties – General
Dee Alexander-Myers, Elva Stopke and Frank Rivera
Re: Notice of SEIU Convention Delegate Election and Nominations
We, Dee Alexander-Myers, Elva Stopke and Frank Rivera, have been appointed to serve as the Election Committee by the SEIU Local 221 Executive Board.
The Service Employees International Union’s convention occurs every four years and will convene in Philadelphia, Penn., from May 20 to 22, 2024, to chart the course of our union. During this convention thousands of SEIU member delegates will elect the officers to our International Union and make decisions that drive our union forward.
The process described below has been set forth by SEIU Local 221’s Election Committee.
SEIU Local 221 will be allotted a certain number of delegate slots per the Bylaws and Constitution of the International Union. On March 14 and March 16, 2024, we will be holding an election for these delegate positions. This is your opportunity to stand up and take leadership and run to be elected to represent our union.
To be elected as a delegate to the International Union Convention, you must be a member in good standing for two years (member who has paid dues to an SEIU Local continuously for two years). Each member who meets this criterion must obtain a Nomination Petition and Delegate Acceptance Letter from the SEIU Local 221 office or on our website, www.seiu221.org. Each Nomination Petition must be signed by twenty (20) SEIU Local 221 members in good standing (members whose dues are current as of January 2024). Each Nomination Petition must be accompanied by the Delegate Acceptance Letter.
All nomination petitions and acceptance letters must be received at the Local 221 office no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024. The Election Committee will review the nomination petitions to certify that all nominees and their signatories are members in good standing.
Once nomination petitions have been reviewed and certified a candidate list will be created and certified by the Election Committee. Delegate nominees will be notified of their candidacy. At this point candidates are free to begin lining up supporters to vote for them in the delegate elections. Only members in good standing as of March 2024 may cast a vote for delegates.
Expectation of Delegates
All members elected as delegates are expected to attend the convention in Philadelphia, Penn. All travel costs and hotel accommodations will be paid for by SEIU Local 221. Travel days will be Sunday, May 19, 2024, to Thursday, May 23, 2024. SEIU Local 221 will not pay for lost wages and benefits. Delegates will have to take their own time off work to attend the Convention.
Members selected as delegates to the International Convention are expected to attend all Convention functions and be present for all floor discussions. Delegates are expected to confer daily on the decisions and resolutions to be considered. All delegates are expected to hold themselves in a manner that is respectful and properly represents our local union.
We hope this has been helpful in guiding your decision to run as a delegate for the SEIU International Convention.
The delegate election will be held on Thursday, March 14 (12-7 p.m.) and on Saturday, March 16 (9-12 p.m.) at the SEIU Local 221 office located at 4004 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, CA 92111.
After all assembled members have cast ballots no later than 12 p.m., the Election Committee will close the voting process and tally all votes. Once the votes are tallied, the Election Committee will certify the results to be posted on Local 221’s website and in the Local Union lobby.
- Friday, Feb. 2: Deadline for all Nomination Petitions and Delegate Acceptance Letters to be received at SEIU Local 221 by 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, Feb. 14: Candidates for Delegate will be certified and notified of their status.
- Thursday, March 14: Election at SEIU Local 221 from 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
- Saturday, March 16: Election at SEIU Local 221 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Saturday, March 16 afternoon: ballots are counted, and results posted.
If you have any questions or require further assistance, please call SEIU Local 221 at (858) 560-0151 or email the Election Committee at email@example.com.
SEIU Local 221 Election Committee:
Dee Alexander-Myers, Elva Stopke and Frank Rivera