~Rally to support Joe Hohenstein for State Rep Focuses on Fight for 15 and Respecting Women in and Out of the Workplace~
Philadelphia– In the wake of fallout over Trump’s sexual assault comments, hundreds of women union members will rally and canvass to elect candidates who support working women’s’ issues including Hillary Clinton, Katie McGinty for Senate and Joe Hohenstein for State Representative.
Despite the wave of Republicans abandoning Donald Trump, Pat Toomey has refused to withdrawal his support for the embattled presidential candidate and has clumsily avoided questions on the subject all week.
Meanwhile, State Rep. John Taylor has not disavowed his support for Trump. Rep. Taylor’s support for Trump comes after voting for the most restrictive anti-choice legislation in the country. Rep. Taylor stands with a party that has increasingly come under fire for its anti-women policies and sexual harassment scandals, including the Republican-run Philadelphia Parking Authority scandal that mirrors Donald Trump’s growing list of sexual assault and harassment allegations.
32BJ SEIU members and the 64 million underpaid working Americans have taken to the streets to demand something better, and paved the way for one of the most progressive national Democratic Party platforms in our nation’s history. Central to this platform is the Fight for 15 to lift millions of hard-working Americans out of poverty. Together, they are a powerful voting block that will be a decisive force in this November’s election and will work to hold politicians accountable once elected.
Following the rally, hundreds of 32BJ members, some traveling from New York, CT and NJ, will knock on thousands of doors in support of endorsed candidates.
WHAT: Women Workers Rally Against the Terrible Ts: Trump, Toomey and Taylor
Daisy Cruz, 32BJ SEIU Mid-Atlantic Director
Linda Thomas, 32BJ SEIU member
Larry Engelstein, 32BJ SEIU Executive Vice President
Joe Hohenstein, Democratic State Rep Candidate (SD-177)
WHERE: 4426 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia
WHEN: Saturday, October 15 at 10:30am
With 155,000 members in eleven states and Washington, D.C., 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country.