SEIU Local 21 LA’s political committee spent weeks interviewing political candidates in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The committee, composed of union members, asked questions and evaluated each candidates’ dedication to solving the problems working families face.
“This Election Season, SEIU Local 21 LA phonebankers made 23, 997 calls to frequent voters and we hit the streets in Baton Rouge and New Orleans by the hundreds.We interviewed candidates and didn’t hesitate to ask the tough questions. While our hard work paid off, it’s not over. We will stay in the streets until our agenda for working people is a reality,” said Helene O’Brien, president of SEIU Local 21 LA.
Congratulations to the following union-endorsed candidates:
U.S. President & Vice President
Barack Obama & Joe Biden
Louisiana 2nd Congressional District
Baton Rouge Mayor-President
Baton Rouge Metro Council:
District 2: Chauna Banks-Daniel, runoff
District 6: Donna Collins-Lewis
District 7: C. Denise Marcelle
District 10: Tara Wicker
District 12: Smokie Bourgeois, runoff
New Orleans City Council
District B: Dana Kaplan, runoff
District E: James Gray, runoff
New Orleans School Board:
District 1: Ira Thomas
District 2: Cynthia Cade
District 6: Woody Koppel
District 7: Nolan Marshall, Jr.