Board Ratifies Political Support for Candidates

Article Published on October 14, 2022

Our Board of Directors met in special session October 6 and voted to support the recommendations of our Committee on Political Education (COPE) to support a slate of candidates in the upcoming November election.

We supported eleven candidates in “local” races throughout the state—school board trustee, supervisor, mayor, and the like—and from our Political Action Committee funds, disbursed nearly $140,000 in support after the Board voted 38-5 to approve.

Click here to see a copy of the approved motion.

The board is comprised of 65 member-elected Union leaders: 51 District Labor Council (DLC) Presidents, 10 Bargaining Unit Chairs, and 4 elected statewide officers. Bill Hall, the president of District Labor Council 744, is the Board Chair.

About COPE

Members of this Committee must keep informed about the Union’s legislative and political programs. This includes those of the SEIU California State Council, the Central Labor Council, Change to Win, the California Federation of Labor, the International Union, and the Association. COPE promotes union voter registration drives, encourages membership participation in grass-roots campaigns, propositions, legislation, candidate recommendations, and other issues. This Committee makes recommendations to the Local 1000 Board of Directors 

Learn more about COPE by calling the Member Resource Center (MRC) 866.471.SEIU (7348).

About the November Election

SEIU members across California gathered at regional town halls to hear from candidates for a range of leadership positions in California, including Constitutional Officers, State Senate, State Assembly and more. Members have exercised their voice and endorsed candidates whom they believe will fight for our communities, support fair compensation, and the right to a union.

Learn more about Local 1000 endorsements at

To read more about the endorsements made by your fellow members, go to

Volunteer today to help elect leaders who understand and support the lives of working families.

Politics affect every aspect of our lives – and already, members are stepping up to build a better future for our families and our communities. Through grassroots organizing and talking to voters, we can put real power in the hands of regular people.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8. Let’s all stand up and make a difference.

Together, we can make a difference – step up and volunteer for a phone bank or precinct walk. Let’s elect leaders who will make our economy work for everyone, not just the wealthiest few.

Become a political volunteer today! Click here to step up and make politics matter for all of us!

Seeking more information? Contact your SEIU Local 1000 Political Department at or call the Member Resource Center (MRC) at 866.471.SEIU (7348).