This summer, care providers have been taking the state by storm! From Bend to Lincoln City and Eugene to Medford, care providers have been reaching out to fellow workers to sign them up for membership, build political power through our union’s political fund (CAPE), do voter registration in key legislative districts, and invite them volunteer with our union. So far, 39 member leaders participated in the blitzes, and together we knocked on 2,011 doors, signed up 254 new members and 202 CAPE contributors, and registered 92 new voters through weekend visits to communities across the state.
• A sorrowful man whose wife died recently and who has no respite from caring for his disabled son.
• A Republican homecare worker who aligns his voting with the NRA, but who thanked us profusely for reaching a homecare/personal support worker contract settlement that will allow him to keep his health insurance. He had a heart attack last year, followed by open-heart surgery. Working 81 hours a month, he would have lost his health insurance under the state’s earlier proposals.
• The numerous people who started out by saying that they weren’t interested in politics but ended up signing up for CAPE and/or registered to vote once we connected the dots about how politics personally impacts them.
Five more community visits are still on the horizon! Want to join the fun and make a difference? Click here to join us on the road!
Congratulations and thank you to the SEIU care providers who have participated in the blitzes so far:
Adam Riggs, Alice Redding, Anita Pecoff, Anna Young, Bev Scott, Carol Conlon, Cynde Canepa, David Roadsman, Debora Owen- Boone, Don Moffitt, Enrique Luna, JT Tanguay, Karen Woffler, Kassandra Nicoles, Katey Cumberworth, Kim Cole, Linda Robles, Lee Meyers, LJ Denny, Lorna Burnell, Mark Prever, Mary Wood, Opal Kraus, Pam Walsh, Patrick Featherstone, Phylis Wills, Portica Moye, Rebcca Sandoval, Renee Cripe, Richard Snearly, Rick Glimpse, Sharon Larson, Sharon Snearly, Sally Cumberworth, Steve Wright, Tammy Scroggins, Tina Perkins, Cricket Dorell, and Wanda Winne.