Politics + Activism

SEIU6 Fall 2019 Endorsements

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Here are the SEIU6 Executive Board endorsements for the 2019 General Election. The above candidates were approved by our Executive Board based on their commitment to bettering the lives of Washington’s working families.

Ballots will be mailed on October 18. Please reach out to us if you’re worried about not receiving your ballot, and we will help you get it replaced.

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August 2019 Endorsements

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Here are the SEIU6 Executive Board endorsements for the 2019 Primary. You should see your ballot in the mail very soon, if you haven’t already! Please reach out to us if you’re worried about not receiving your ballot, and we will help you get it replaced.

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Ride the Wave! Recapping the 2018 Election and SEIU6-Endorsed Candidates

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!

Endorsements Certified - 11-30-18

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.

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Midterm Endorsements – Nov 6, 2018

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Click for a larger image of the endorsements, or scroll below for the endorsements in text.

The SEIU6 Executive Board endorsements for the 2018 General Midterm Election on November 6 are here!

The SEIU6 Political Committee is a council of members who interviews, endorses, and works for candidates who work for us. With the Political committee’s guidance, the SEIU6 Executive Board has endorsed a record number of 60 candidates running for office. During the months of September, October, and November, our member-led political team has registered members and their families to vote, identified other voters, and are making sure they vote on the upcoming election on November 6.

The Political Committee is proud to share their endorsements, included below, with their union sisters and brothers. Please share these endorsements with your friends and family, and urge every voter you know to vote in the November mid-terms!

You should see your ballot in mid-October! Please reach out to us if you’re worried about not receiving your ballot, and we will help you get it replaced.

For your convenience, the endorsements are included both in image and text form. You can find your legislative district here.

If you have any questions, please contact Political Director Mauricio Ayon at 206-448-7348.



YES on I-1631

YES on I-940

3rd Congressional District

Carolyn Long

5th Congressional District

Lisa Brown

7th Congressional District

Pramila Jayapal

8th Congressional District

Dr. Kim Schrier

3rd Legislative District

Timm Ormsby – State Representative, Pos. 2

5th Legislative District

Bill Ramos – State Representative, Pos. 1

Lisa Callan – State Representative, Pos. 2

6th Legislative District

Dave Wilson – State Representative, Pos. 2

11th Legislative District

Zack Hudgins – State Representative, Pos. 1

Steve Bergquist – State Representative, Pos. 2

17th Legislative District

Tanisha Harris – State Representative, Pos. 1

18th Legislative District

Kathy Gillespie – State Representative, Pos. 2

21st Legislative District

Strom Peterson – State Representative, Pos. 1

Lillian Ortiz-Self – State Representative, Pos 2

Marko Liias – State Senate

22nd Legislative District

Laurie Dolan – State Representative, Pos 1.

Beth Doglio – State Representatve, Pos. 2

23rd Legislative District

Sherry Appleton – State Representative, Pos. 1

25th Legislative District

Brian Duthie – State Representative, Pos. 1

26th Legislative District

Emily Randall – State Senator

27th Legislative District

Laurie Jinkins – State Representative, Pos. 1

Jake Fey – State Representative, Pos. 2

28th Legislative District

Mari Leavitt – State Representative, Pos. 1

Christine Kilduff – State Representative, Pos. 2

29th Legislative District

Melanie Morgan – State Representative, Pos. 1

30th Legislative District

Mike Pellicciotti – State Representative, Pos. 1

Kristine M. Reeves – State Representative, Pos. 2

Claire Wilson – State Senate

31st Legislative District

Victoria Mena – State Representative, Pos. 1

Immaculate Ferreria – State Senator

33rd Legislative District

Tina Orwall – State Representative, Pos. 1

Mia Su-Ling Gregerson – State Representative, Pos. 2

Karen Keiser – State Senator

34th Legislative District

Eileen Cody – State Representative, Pos. 1

Joe Fitzgibbon – State Representative, Pos. 2

Joe Nguyen – State Senator

35th Legislative District

Irene Bowling – State Senate

36th Legislative District

Noel Christina Frame – State Representative, Pos. 1

37th Legislative District

Rebecca Saldaña – State Senator

38th Legislative District

Mike Sells – State Representative, Pos. 2

John McCoy – State Senate

39th Legislative District

Ivan Lewis – State Representative, Pos. 1

40th Legislative District

Jeff Morris – State Representative, Pos. 1

41st Legislative District

My-Linh Thai – State Representative, Pos. 2

42nd Legislative District

Justin Boneau – State Representative, Pos. 1

Sharon Shewmake – State Representative, Pos. 2

43rd Legislative District

Nicole Macri – State Representative, Pos. 1

Frank Chopp – State Representative, Pos. 2

44th Legislative District

John Lovick – State Representative, Pos. 1

Jared Mead – State Representative, Pos. 2

Steve Hobbs – State Senator

46th Legislative District

Gerry Pollet – State Representative, Pos. 1

Javier Valdez – State Representative, Pos. 2

David Frockt – State Senate

47th Legislative District

Debra Entenman – State Representative, Pos. 1

Pat Sullivan – State Representative, Pos. 2

Mona Das – State Senator

48th Legislative District

Patty Kuderer – State Senator

49th Legislative District

Sharon Wylie – State Representative, Pos. 1

Monica Stonier – State Representative, Pos. 2

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August 2018 Endorsements

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Here are the SEIU6 Executive Board endorsements for the 2018 Primary. You should see your ballot in the mail very soon, if you haven’t already! Please reach out to us if you’re worried about not receiving your ballot, and we will help you get it replaced.

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Joint Statement on ICE Targeting Activist Maru Mora-Villalpando

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

esroka@seiu6.org, 206-475-0583


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Worker Power Wins: 2017 General Election Results

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.

Port Commissioner Ryan Calkins, pictured above with SEIU6 airport workers, is one of many winners of November’s General Election whose campaign promises included looking out for workers’ rights

Port Commissioner Ryan Calkins, pictured above
with SEIU6 airport workers, is one of many winners of November’s General Election whose campaign promises included looking out for workers’ rights.


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SEIU6 General Election Endorsements

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Still Time to Update Voter Registration for November 7 General Election

Moved since the last election? Still need to update your address?

Contact your County Elections Department about registering in person.

Ballots will be mailed on October 18.

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State Supreme Court Rules $15 Minimum Wage for All Sea-Tac Airport Workers!

“We hold that Proposition 1 can be enforced at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport because there is no indication that it will interfere with airport operations. We also hold that federal labor law does not preempt the provision protecting workers from retaliation. We otherwise affirm the trial court and thus uphold Proposition 1 in its entirety.”

Today, after nearly two years of campaigning, waiting, and legal battles, workers at SeaTac Airport have finally been told: YES, you will get your $15! The Washington State Supreme Court issued their ruling this morning. You can find it here.

Local media is covering the story everywhere.  Just pick a local news outlet, and you’ll find it.

Local 6 President Sergio Salinas shared his excitement for the ruling this morning:

The decision by the Washington Supreme Court this morning brings justice and respect to workers and addresses income inequality head-on.  This is a victory for workers at Sea-Tac and around the nation.  Today is just the beginning, workers need more than $15; workers need a Union to continue to bring justice and respect into the workplace.  When we fight, we win!

There is always more work to be done in the fight for living wages, fair workloads and labor rights across the board. But days like these are a welcome cause for celebration!

When we fight, we win!

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