Support the families of SEIU members who died in San Bernardino shooting

support-the-families-of-seiu-members-who-died-in-san-bernardino-shootingTen of the 14 victims who died in the San Bernardino shooting attacks were members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU), our union brothers and sisters. This is an unimaginably difficult time for their families, and the best we can do is support them in our thoughts and prayers, as well as support them financially. Please take the time to contribute as much as you can to these families through SEIU’s Local 721 Member and Family Support Fund. Click here to contribute.

The following is a letter from SEIU President Mary K. Henry:

Words cannot express the sense of loss and devastation being experienced right now by the loved ones of the victims, their co-workers and the community. We will always remember the dedicated public servants who were committed to protecting public health in San Bernardino County, who lost their lives too soon.

On behalf of two million SEIU members—and millions more fast food, child care and home care workers—I want to say to the families of the injured and deceased, and all those who were traumatized by last week’s events, that we send our thoughts, our prayers, and our love.

We are committed to standing with our brothers and sisters as they heal from this senseless loss of life. Please, help those families by making a contribution now.

We must honor the victims and their community by rededicating ourselves to demand that our nation act to prevent this sort of terror from being inflicted again. We have to change our politics and use our political power to ensure that no more families feel the kind of pain, trauma, sadness and loss that these families are feeling right now.

In solidarity,

Mary Kay Henry,
President, SEIU