Members Shaping the Future of CA at One Voice Town Halls


Local 1000 members joined hundreds of leaders from SEIU locals across the state at SEIU California’s One Voice Town Hall on Oct. 21 in Oakland.

The event is part of our union’s ongoing endorsement process to choose who we will support for statewide constitutional offices, including Governor, State Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Insurance Commissioner and State Treasurer.

Members began in September with candidate forums, and the endorsement process will continue through 2018.

Who is ultimately elected will have farreaching implications for state workers and all Californians.

“There’s a lot at stake for state workers in the upcoming elections,” said Regina Whitney, who works at DOJ in San Francisco and is the president of DLC 743. “I choose to be part of a union with a strong voice on who we partner with on the issues that impact our jobs and our communities.”

The interactive town hall, which was also livestreamed to SEIU offices across the state, was another opportunity for members to listen and learn about candidates’ positions on issues important to working families.

Member recommendations are discussed at the SEIU California Executive Board for official endorsements.

The next SEIU California One Voice Town Hall will be Jan. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles for candidates for Governor and will be live streamed in other areas.