Posts that are about politics and elections (e.g. member call-to-actions, endorsement annoucements, town halls, etc.)

SEIU Local 99 Members Endorse Tanya Franklin Ortiz and Graciela Ortiz for LAUSD Board of Education

By |September 29th, 2023|LAUSD, People-Powered Politics|

After a strong member-driven process that included extensive interviews conducted by member leaders, a rigorous questionnaire completed by candidates, and town hall meetings where rank-and-file SEIU Local 99 members interviewed and voted to endorse the candidates, SEIU Local 99 members have decided to endorse Graciela Ortiz (District 5) and Tanya Ortiz Franklin (District 7) for the [Read more]

Make Your Voice Heard! LAUSD School Board Election Townhall

By |September 18th, 2023|Events, LAUSD, People-Powered Politics|

School Board Members make decisions about our jobs and wages, vote on our contract, and decide on budgets and issues that impact the quality of our public schools. This is our opportunity to elect school board leaders who understand and value classified school employees – and will stand with us! Join us at our [Read more]

General Election 2022: We Made Our Voices Heard!

By |November 9th, 2022|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

November 9, 2022 - Votes are still being counted and the final results of key races may take some time. However, one thing is clear in this year’s General Election – SEIU Local 99 members made our voices heard. Over the last several months, members knocked on thousands of doors and made hundreds of [Read more]

The Choice is Clear: Maria Brenes for LAUSD School Board District 2

By |September 13th, 2022|People-Powered Politics|

From improving access to healthcare, support for workers to meeting the needs of students, when you look at how Maria Brenes' track record and policy positions stack up against her rival in this November run-off, the best candidate to lead our district is clear. Check out this comparison to see where Maria stands on a range of issues that matter to us.

SEIU Local 99 Members Made a Difference in LAUSD Board Election

By |June 8th, 2022|LAUSD, People-Powered Politics, Press, Press Releases|

“The cafeteria workers, custodians, special education assistants, bus drivers and other members of SEIU Local 99 are proud of the work we did in the primary election. Over the last two months, we knocked on thousands of doors through our neighborhood canvassing efforts and also contacted voters via phone, mail and online about electing [Read more]

We’re Fighting to Make the Summer Fund Permanent and Expand Eligibility to Community College Employees

By |March 28th, 2022|LAUSD, Lynwood Unified School District, People-Powered Politics, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Summer Fund|

While the Summer Bridge Fund Program has postively impacted the lives of thousands of school employees, our work isn't finished. AB 1691 (Medina) will create a permanent funding mechanism that includes a dollar-to-dollar match and opens up the program to community college employees as well. Learn more.

We’re Fighting to Pass SB 830 – Equitable Funding of Schools

By |March 25th, 2022|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

For over five decades, California has been inequitable in the funding of our public schools, benefiting those in more affluent communities, all while placing those in poorer communities at a disadvantage. During this time, California has been utilizing the Average Daily Attendance (ADA) method for calculating school funding, which has led to this inequitable distribution and penalized schools and families in low-income areas. SB 830 aims to fix that.

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