SEIU Members Invite Candidates to Online Chat with Women Workers

Members of the nation’s largest union of women workers have invited all presidential candidates to participate in online discussions this summer about what it means to be a working woman today and how to create a new American Dream for all workers and their families.

“As mothers, breadwinners, and caregivers, women workers have an important stake in electing a president who will create a country where we all have health care, a paycheck that supports a family, and a shot at the American Dream,” said SEIU Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger. “It doesn’t matter if you don’t live in an early primary or big fundraising state. Anyone can logon and participate.”

Burger , America ’s highest-ranking female labor leader, will moderate the chats that will be open to all women workers. The chats continue a conversation SEIU members started in January with the “Walk a Day in My Shoes” campaign, inviting presidential candidates to spend a day at home and on the job with SEIU members to see what life is like for workers today. The online chats will take place over the course of the summer, prior to a September conference for SEIU’s most politically active members, at which all candidates for president have been invited to speak.

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