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Hundreds of NYC Healthcare Workers Board Buses to Campaign for Hillary in Vital Swing-State of Pennsylvania

Caregivers say Hillary will lead the effort to improve the Affordable Care Act and create more good jobs

SEIU 1199 members joined The Fight for Fifteen Rally and March which began at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Rose Lincoln Photo

New York- Beginning early Saturday morning November 5th, hundreds of healthcare workers will head to Philadelphia, Allentown, Scranton, and Erie, Pa. as part of an all-out Get Out the Vote effort on behalf of Hillary Clinton. The workers are leaving from three New York City locations, and will converge in City of Brotherly Love on Saturday, Monday November 7th, and Tuesday November 8th. Buses leave at 7:30 and 8AM.

Pennsylvania is a key swing state for both candidates, making 1199SEIU’s effort on behalf of Secretary Clinton that much more important. Natalia Alberici has worked for 19 years as a home health aide. Her reasons for joining the GOTV effort are personal. “I want to better my life, and I want to explain the importance of this election to the people I’m canvassing. Hillary Clinton gives me the best chance to make life better for my family. She has the experience to do the job well”.

Barbara Rodriguez is a homecare worker from the Bronx. She’ll be heading to Allentown for all three days of GOTV. For her, the choice is simple. “I’m going to Pennsylvania because Hillary has always been on our side for better wages and education for our children. I have 7 grandchildren, and a daughter who is studying nursing. I do this for them”.

When: Saturday, November 5th, Monday November 7th, Tuesday November 8th 2016

Where: Manhattan: 310 West 43rd St. (8AM)

   Brooklyn: Eastern Parkway and Utica Ave. (7:30AM)

   Queens: 179th St. and Hillside Ave. (7:30AM)

Who: 1199SEIU members, including home health aides, licensed practical and registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, and many more.

1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the largest union in New York and the largest healthcare workers union in the nation. They represent over 200,000 healthcare workers in the greater New York City area and over 400,000 total members throughout the East Coast. Their mission is to achieve quality healthcare and good jobs for all.


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