SEIU NJ STATE COUNCIL ENDORSES RICE IN 10TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

May 17, 2012

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Lizette Delgado-Polanco
Executive Director
SEIU NJ State Council
609.204.0071
seiunjstatecouncilnews@gmail.com

NEWARK – The SEIU New Jersey State Council, representing 40,000 service workers in the private and public sectors around the state, today announced its endorsement of Ronald C. Rice in the 10th Congressional District.

“In his roles as a public official and community leader, Ron Rice has clearly demonstrated that he understands the issues of working men and women and is willing to tackle them,” said Rahaman Muhammad, Council President and President of Newark-based SEIU Local 617.   “Ron will bring his vision, leadership and progressive ideas to Congress and ensure the voices of our working families are heard all the way to Washington, D.C.”

“Ron Rice, a former union member, will fight for our home care workers and all working families facing challenges here in New Jersey and across the nation,” said Milly Silva, Council Vice President and Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, New Jersey Region.

“We know that Ron Rice will work to ensure the economy works for everyone including the 99 percent, and that wealthy corporations pay their fair share,” said Kevin Brown, Council Secretary/Treasurer and the New Jersey State Director for Local 32BJ.

The SEIU New Jersey State Council also endorsed Shelley Adler in the 3rd Congressional District race.

ABOUT SEIU NJ STATE COUNCIL

The SEIU New Jersey State Council’s mission is to improve the lives of New Jersey’s working families by fighting for living wages, health care for all, pensions, and the opportunity for advancement.  It’s about winning back the American Dream for thousands of hard-working families. We use our collective power to build coalitions, lobby, and hold elected officials accountable on working family issues. SEIU New Jersey State Council represents 40,000 members across the state who work in four major service industries.  For more information, visit www.seiunj.org.

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