32BJ Members: Joe Biden has the experience, character, compassion, steady leadership to tackle the challenges before us and lead us to a better future.
New York—32BJ of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) today endorsed Joe Biden for president, calling him a leader with a plan to make it easier for millions of workers to join unions. In making the announcement, also noted his commitment to breaking down the systemic racism and exclusion that keeps working families and our communities from getting ahead.
“Joe Biden has the strength of character than can bring us out of the trouble we are in now. Underfunded schools and the pandemic have put the failing of this administration in a stark light. Joe Biden has what it takes to turn things around,” said Reva Aber Butler, a school cleaner and 32BJ SEIU member in Western Pennsylvania.
“The members of 32BJ—essential workers on the frontlines of the Coronavirus crisis—are proud to support Joe Biden for president,” said Kyle Bragg, President of 32BJ SEIU. “Joe Biden will fight alongside us to protect essential workers who have fought on all fronts of our national crises from cleaning and security to airports. All working people are essential and we need a president who will do what is essential for us. Joe Biden will be that president. We’re ready to turn our outrage, energy and hope into votes.”
Joe Biden knows our economy and politics are broken, with too many Black, brown, and immigrant workers having to work the lowest wage jobs with no healthcare and no union rights. 32BJ members have been at the forefront of ending a system that is rigged against them, which has been laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic.
32BJ’s members will be a key part of SEIU’s national voter engagement program—the biggest in the union’s history—which is focused on turning out members, their families and their communities, while expanding the electorate by turning out infrequent Black, Latino and Asian American Pacific Islander voters. Thousands of volunteers will be active in 40 states across the country, and will be turning their enthusiasm and their fight for the soul of this nation into a victory for Joe Biden this November. The program, which began in January, includes a robust field program to call and knock on millions of households, text voters, and drive a robust paid media strategy in multiple languages.
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By November 3:
· SEIU will have attempted conversations with six million individual voters.
· 20 million potential voters will have been texted.
· Over 1,000,000 unique voters will have been reached online through our digital ad program in several key states.
· 30,000 SEIU members will have volunteered to get out the vote.