The following is from 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.
Members of 1199SEIU, the state’s largest healthcare workers union, announced their endorsement of Dave Rogers in his campaign for state representative in the 24th Middlesex District composed of precincts in Arlington, Belmont and Cambridge.
“Dave Rogers has a proven record of standing with working people. 1199SEIU members are impressed by his commitment to creating jobs, supporting our schools and protecting healthcare services for the public,” said 1199SEIU Executive Vice President Veronica Turner.
1199SEIU members are proud to stand with Rogers. 1199SEIU members feel that Dave Rogers is highly qualified to deal with the issues facing the district such as economic development, job creation, and rising healthcare costs.
“Dave Rogers not only understands the need for a strong middle-class, but also understands the challenges working families face,” said Turner.
Union members say they are confident that Dave Rogers will advocate for policies that support healthcare workers in providing quality care.
“Dave Rogers is the real deal. I’m confident that as a state representative he will institute the changes we need to support our economy and working families,” said Joanne Formica, an 1199SEIU member at Boston Medical Center and a resident of Arlington.
1199SEIU members will be volunteering this fall to support several candidates in state elections. Members will make phone calls, hand out literature, and door knock during the campaign season.