The results are in, and certified by the state!
We’re proud to report that of the 56 candidates we endorsed for the Washington state legislature, 47 won! Another two are down by so few votes that the races are going to a recount.
Here’s a list of all of our winning statewide and federal endorsements. Thanks to everyone who worked hard with us to elect champions of working people!
We’re excited to work with the state and federal public servants to advance rights for immigrants and workers, here in Washington state as well as nationwide.
Issued: February 8, 2018
SEIU6, SEIU 925, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, and SEIU 775 Statement on ICE Targeting Activist Maru Mora-Villalpando
SEATTLE— SEIU6 President Sergio Salinas, SEIU 925 President Karen Hart, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW President Diane Sosne, and SEIU 775 President David Rolf issued the following statement after ICE opened deportation proceedings against Activist Maru Mora-Villalpando:
“Maru Mora-Villalpando stands at the forefront of a movement that has brought public awareness to the cruelties suffered by immigrant families at the hands of the detention and deportation system here in Washington State. Her work has inspired hunger strikes at Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center, and a lawsuit filed by Washington’s Attorney General against Geo Group, the corporate owner of NWDC, for paying detainees who work in its facility just $1 a day. After 25 years of living in the U.S. and dedicating her life to immigrant justice, ICE has put Mora-Villalpando in deportation proceedings, threatening to separate her from her 20-year-old U.S.-born daughter.
“The SEIU family recognizes ICE’s actions as an intimidation tactic meant to silence a powerful voice that speaks out on behalf of our immigrant brothers and sisters. We stand with Mora-Villalpando and her daughter in denouncing ICE’s actions and demanding that the agency cease its retaliatory measures against immigrant activists in Washington State and across the nation.”
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SEIU6 President Sergio Salinas
SEIU 925 President Karen Hart
SEIU Healthcare 1199NW President Diane Sosne
SEIU 775 President David Rolf
Erin Sroka, Strategic Communications Associate
SEIU6 – Property Services NW
Together, workers helped elect many important leaders who pledged to stand for the interests of working families in our state and local governments. Our votes and our voices lent critical support to the following successful candidates:
Manka Dhingra, 45th LD State Senator
Rebecca Saldaña, 37th LD State Senator
Dow Constantine, King County Executive
Teresa Mosqueda, Seattle City Council
Lorena González, Seattle City Council
Dave Upthegrove, King County Council
Ryan Calkins, Port of Seattle Commissioner
Satwinder Kaur, Kent City Council
Pedro Olguin, Burien City Council
Jimmy Matta, Burien City Council
Krystal Marx, Burien City Council
Nancy Tosta, Burien City Council
Ruth Perez, Renton City Council
Zak Idan, Tukwila City Council
De’Sean Quinn, Tukwila City Council
Jesse Johnson, Federal Way City Council
Larry Brown, Auburn City Council
Kate Burke, Spokane City Council
Breean Beggs, Spokane City Council
Some races were incredibly close, proving that every vote counts. Let’s keep worker power going strong by holding our elected officials accountable.