On November 17th, nearly 1,000 people were arrested as more than 50,000 protestors at three dozen bridges nationwide declared an "Economic Emergency for the 99%." Rallies and marches accompanied these bridge actions across more than 20 states, including AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MT, NH, NM, NY, OH, PA, TX, VA, WA and WI. Check out SEIU.org's live blog from the national day of action here.
In case you missed it....recent news, actions and organizing victories from SEIU Local unions in New York, California, Florida and Montana.
SEIU Healthcare 775NW member and Montana home care worker Pat DeJong has stood alongside Senators in the Capitol calling for healthcare reform. Her story has inspired activists and leaders about why reform cannot wait--and now, Senator Baucus has formed a centerpiece around it for a Roll-Call op-ed. Her story has inspired activists and leaders about why reform cannot wait. And today, it formed the centerpiece for an op-ed in Roll Call by Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
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