11:03 AM Eastern - Monday, October 15, 2012

The Road to Victory in Florida #default

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SEIU, Workers United member Jose Lopez and Brandon Davis in Orlando. Jose will be heading up a satellite office in Osceola, Fla. during GOTV.

The road to victory in this presidential election and the restoration of the middle class lies within the work being done in our communities everyday, by our members, their families and neighbors who aim to be part of an America built to last.

As SEIU's National Political Director, I have the good fortune of traveling around the country visiting our operations, knocking doors and meeting members and staff who are dedicating their time and energy toward building a stronger America alongside President Barack Obama. They work day in and day out as part of the 2012 presidential re-election campaign, visiting households and educating voters about the anti-worker realities that would occur in a Romney-led country. At almost every door the choice is clear, together we will vote for President Obama and continue to stand up for the middle class.

Late last week, I spent time in Florida where I met Frantz Lucien, a bus driver in the Palm Beach School District who has been a member and steward of SEIU FPSU for over five years. He is working on the Our Voices Our Choices campaign as a lost timer.

Frantz talked to me about a house visit: "A voter said to me, 'You don't even have to ask me, I'm so pro-Obama I don't need convincing.'"

He then gave me advice about who to go talk to among his neighbors." It's visits like this one that energize us and keep us moving forward.

Jose Lopez an SEIU, Workers United member from Angelica Textile Services in Holly Hills, Florida who helped elect President Barack Obama in 2008, is back again. He is an amazing union activist who is knocking on doors, facilitating trainings and will soon be leading a satellite office in Osceola during GOTV. He is working on the campaign because he believes in President Obama's efforts to increase healthcare access and affordability.

"My son has a pre-existing condition, and Obama in office means continued medical coverage for him," said Jose.

Retirees in Florida are partnering with Frantz, Jose and the teams of lost timers around the state, to ensure Social Security and Medicare are not placed on the chopping block.

At a retiree meeting, I heard Nancy Wilcox say it best: "If the Union doesn't take a political stand, who will? The Union is the only one out their trying help out the middle class."

Join our members and retirees in this fight! Volunteer with us by following this link: http://action.seiu.org/page/s/dayofaction

Spread the word

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The Road to Victory in Florida
11:03 AM Eastern - Monday, October 15, 2012

The Road to Victory in Florida #default

Orlando-20121010-00238.jpeg

SEIU, Workers United member Jose Lopez and Brandon Davis in Orlando. Jose will be heading up a satellite office in Osceola, Fla. during GOTV.

The road to victory in this presidential election and the restoration of the middle class lies within the work being done in our communities everyday, by our members, their families and neighbors who aim to be part of an America built to last.

As SEIU's National Political Director, I have the good fortune of traveling around the country visiting our operations, knocking doors and meeting members and staff who are dedicating their time and energy toward building a stronger America alongside President Barack Obama. They work day in and day out as part of the 2012 presidential re-election campaign, visiting households and educating voters about the anti-worker realities that would occur in a Romney-led country. At almost every door the choice is clear, together we will vote for President Obama and continue to stand up for the middle class.

Late last week, I spent time in Florida where I met Frantz Lucien, a bus driver in the Palm Beach School District who has been a member and steward of SEIU FPSU for over five years. He is working on the Our Voices Our Choices campaign as a lost timer.

Frantz talked to me about a house visit: "A voter said to me, 'You don't even have to ask me, I'm so pro-Obama I don't need convincing.'"

He then gave me advice about who to go talk to among his neighbors." It's visits like this one that energize us and keep us moving forward.

Jose Lopez an SEIU, Workers United member from Angelica Textile Services in Holly Hills, Florida who helped elect President Barack Obama in 2008, is back again. He is an amazing union activist who is knocking on doors, facilitating trainings and will soon be leading a satellite office in Osceola during GOTV. He is working on the campaign because he believes in President Obama's efforts to increase healthcare access and affordability.

"My son has a pre-existing condition, and Obama in office means continued medical coverage for him," said Jose.

Retirees in Florida are partnering with Frantz, Jose and the teams of lost timers around the state, to ensure Social Security and Medicare are not placed on the chopping block.

At a retiree meeting, I heard Nancy Wilcox say it best: "If the Union doesn't take a political stand, who will? The Union is the only one out their trying help out the middle class."

Join our members and retirees in this fight! Volunteer with us by following this link: http://action.seiu.org/page/s/dayofaction

Spread the word

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