NEW YORK—The executive board of 32BJ SEIU has voted to endorse Ken Thompson for Brooklyn District Attorney. Thompson has a proven track record of fighting to protect working families.
“The men and women of 32BJ are proud to endorse Ken Thompson for Brooklyn District Attorney because he understands that hardworking families need a champion,” said Hector Figueroa, president of 32BJ SEIU. “Ken’s record fighting for justice and deep commitment to standing up for working people are what make him the clear choice in the race for D.A. Unquestionably, Ken Thompson is the only candidate who can bring real change to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, and our members will work hard to ensure that he is overwhelmingly elected on November 5th.”
The son of one of the first female police officers to go out on patrol, Thompson was instilled early on with the values of public service and protecting others. From his role in prosecuting Abner Louima’s attackers to the part he played convincing the federal government to re-open the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, Thompson has shown he understands that government can both protect the civil rights of residents while also making sure their communities are safe.
32BJ SEIU has 75,000 members in New York, and a total of 145,000 members in 11 states plus the District of Columbia. The union is in the midst of an extensive voter education drive, with canvasses and street events street as well as phone banks, mailings and community outreach.
With more than 145,000 members, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service union in the country.