This group is responsible for the review of policies and programs established by the state directly impacting Latino and Latina members of Local 1000. Additionally, the Committee is looking to expand its outreach to its members by hosting regional meetings and functions that will bring in Latino/a members, the Latino community and supporters of Latino issues. If you are interested in getting more involved at your local level, or if you have questions, please contact the Chair.
In these days of great debate throughout the country on immigration, we would like to ask our members to reflect a little and think about their family’s own journey to this country. We want to provide you, as an SEIU Local 1000 member, an opportunity to celebrate your family’s immigration story.
Each year, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, but for our Local 1000 Latin@ Committee, recognizing our rich Latino heritage is part of their mission statement as they work to build a bridge between the past and the future of our brothers and sisters.
“The historic achievements of Latino leaders past and present is a template for the work of our committee and reminds us that we have more work to do,” said Miguel Cordova, committee chair.
The Latin@ Committee is looking for members across the state who are willing to organize events and activities on issues of interest to the Latin@ community. The goal is to create opportunities for our members to become active in Local 1000 through our focus on the Latin@ community. We are looking for activities that are not focused solely on sponsorship, but rather on engaging our members to serve active roles.
We want to provide you, as an SEIU Local 1000 member, an opportunity to celebrate your family’s immigration story. Who is an important family member you would want to recognize for their journey to this country and providing your family to be here now? Who do you recognize for establishing your family’s roots in the United States? Write to us about it, provide us a picture of yourself and pictures of them, or pictures of you holding their pics and recognize them this year in our digital campaign on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.