The following statement can be attributed to Héctor Figueroa, President of 32BJ SEIU:
“Through grassroots pressure, the American people drove a stake through the heart of the disastrous Trumpcare bill. Even with majorities in the Senate, House and the White House, Republicans were unable to achieve their goal of cutting health care for millions to give tax breaks to the wealthy few. The death of Graham-Cassidy breathes new life into the resistance, which grows more powerful every day.
“Politicians on both sides of the aisle must take a lesson from Graham-Cassidy’s failure that Americans want more comprehensive and affordable health care, not less. Now is the time to move towards a single-payer system that truly provides health care for all.”
With 163,000 members in eleven states and Washington, D.C., 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country.