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Issued October 05, 2016

SEIU’s Henry: Tim Kaine puts forward positive Clinton-Kaine vision for America, Mike Pence pretends his running mate doesn’t exist

FARMVILLE, Va.— Following tonight’s vice presidential debate, Mary Kay Henry, International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), issued the following statement:

“Tonight, Tim Kaine proved that he is the leader who working families need to serve with Hillary Clinton. This campaign is about Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine’s agenda to build an economy and democracy that work for us. It’s about investing in service and care workers who fuel our modern economy. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine have a plan and they’re ready to lead. Tim Kaine laid out that agenda and demonstrated that leadership tonight.

“Pence tried to fool voters by refusing to address what his running mate has said and done. But working families and union voters aren’t confused. They know Trump and Pence will bring us back to the darkest days of our past. They are bad for our families, bad for working people and bad for America. Trump and Pence ignore the need for higher wages, and are ready to deport millions of people on day one. We cannot afford to allow Donald Trump and Mike Pence to take our country in a direction that’s all wrong for working families.

“Tim Kaine is ready to be our next vice president and SEIU members will be knocking on doors, making phone calls and getting out the vote to push Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine over the finish line.”