No matter where we come from or what we look like, we all deserve an equitable chance to pursue our dreams. At SEIU, we are coming together to reject the politics of hate and division. We are fighting back against self-interested politicians and greedy corporations who try to divide us while they hijack our economy, our democracy, and our government.
Our union unites people from different places and different races to fight for issues that matter to our families. Our experience teaches us that “divide and conquer” strategies are often used to keep working people from coming together to build a better future for all families and race has historically been one of the most powerful ways to pit working people against one another.
At our 2016 Convention, SEIU member delegates passionately debated and passed a resolution proclaiming that in order to win economic justice, we must win racial justice. Our fights for $15 and a union, immigrant and environmental justice are connected to our fight for racial justice. There can be no economic justice without racial justice.
Racial Justice Center
The Racial Justice Center was established in January of 2017 to support our commitment to all working families whether Black, white or brown. It serves as a hub and resource for our work to create a world where everyone, no matter the color of their skin, can participate, prosper and reach their full potential.
If you would like to contact the Racial Justice Center, please email RJC@seiu.org.
Racial Justice CommitteeGerry Hudson, Chair
Luisa Blue, Exec. Vice President
Valarie Long, Exec. Vice President
Kyle Bragg, Local 32BJ
Lisa Brown, 1199UHE
Nancy Cross, Local 1
Ligaya Domingo, 1199NW
Laura Garza, Local 1
David Huerta, USWW
Cary Johnson, MCO
Susan Li, Local 721
Alphonso Mayfield, FPSU
April Verrett, Local 2015
Kim Evon, SEIU 2015
Margot Riphagen, CIR