SEIU President says essential workers made the difference with Biden-Harris Victory & demands for racial & economic justice must be number one primary for the administration
"SEIU President Mary Kay Henry Statement on Biden-Harris Victory," 7 Nov 2020
By voting in record numbers, essential workers — Black, Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander, white — delivered this historic victory. All of us — no matter our race or where we come from — want the same thing: a better future for our families. Essential workers have risked their lives to keep our country running, working through a pandemic, protecting our democracy and turning out their communities to vote in record numbers... we still expect bold, decisive action in the first 100 days on the Biden-Harris administration and from Democrats in Congress. We will fight for a $15 an hour federal minimum wage so all workers can support our families. We will fight for the chance to join a union no matter where we work, to bargain for better jobs and build stronger communities. We want a reimagined care economy and a rational plan to deal with the pandemic. We will fight for racial justice rooted in our communities, a path to citizenship for our immigrant neighbors, healthcare for all and immediate action on climate change.
... It’s time to disrupt and uproot the deadly impacts of structural racism in America’s economy and democracy. We must face this pandemic, the economic insecurity of too many families and demands for an end to police violence head-on. We’ll be in the streets, organizing our communities, and marching together to continue the fight to ensure our economy and democracy works for all of us, no exceptions.