Political update – Nov. 4, 2019

Election 2020

Elizabeth Warren will be joining SEA members for an exclusive town hall on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 5:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 172 N. Main St., Concord. This is a great opportunity to  have an engaging conversation with one of the Democratic candidates and to wear your SEA purple. This event is open to the press, but is a member-only event.

Ahead of the 79th annual SEA convention, Senator Warren submitted answers to our Political Education Committee’s questionnaire, which you can read here. We encourage you to read her answers and start thinking of questions you’d like to ask the senator.

This event will fill up quickly – click here to RSVP today.

*a previous email incorrectly stated that this event started at 6:15 p.m. The event starts at 5:15 p.m. We apologize for the error.

Last Friday, a group of 16 SEA members sat down for a roundtable discussion with presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, as part of the SEA’s efforts to provide members an opportunity to have a union-centric discussion with the presidential candidates. Read more about the conversation or to watch a replay on our website here.


Manchester Endorsements

SEA/SEIU Local 1984 endorses the following candidates and issues:

  • Mayor Joyce Craig for re-election. In two years on the job, Mayor Joyce Craig has faced challenges head-on by taking a collaborative approach, engaging business and community leaders to find creative solutions. She is a tireless advocate for the Queen City, shining a light on our successes and fighting to undo cuts in state funding that have hurt our community.
  • Andrew Toland for school board in Ward 12. Andrew is a longtime staff member at the SEA, helping support working people and build the labor movement. He is a father of two, with his oldest recently starting kindergarten at Northwest Elementary School. Andrew is a relentless advocate for public education, understanding the impact that strong schools can have on a community.
  • YES on QUESTION 3, a non-binding proposal that asks the voters if they are in favor of having a student from each of the four high schools sit on the Board of School Committee as a non-voting member. This would give students who are most impact by school board decisions the opportunity to voice their concerns and propose solutions.

To find your Manchester polling hours and location for November 5, click here.

Nashua Endorsement

SEA/SEIU Local 1984 endorses the following candidate:

  • Jen Bishop for the Board of Education. Jen is a mother of two students in the school district, and she’s a former SEA member, having worked as an assessment worker for DCYF in the Nashua district office. She understands the challenges schools are facing because she’s seen it first-hand, both in her career and as a parent.

To find your Nashua polling hours and location for November 5, click here.

Laconia Endorsement

SEA/SEIU Local 1984 endorses the following candidate:

  • Andrew Hosmer for Mayor. Andrew is committed to the community. He and his wife live in Laconia with their four children, where he coaches youth sports and helped found a local recovery center. With experience in the public and private sector, Andrew will fight as Mayor for the future of Laconia, with a focus on housing, education and economic development.

To find your Laconia polling hours and location for November 5, click here.

Keene Endorsement

SEA/SEIU Local 1984 endorses the following candidate:

  • Catherine “Catt” Workman for City Council in Ward 4. Catt is a fellow SEA member who currently serves as a councilor for Chapter 60, and works as a Family Services Specialist II in the Keene district office. Catt will bring a new perspective and fresh leadership to the City Council. She wants to see Keene continue to grow, while keeping hold of what makes it special.

To find your Keene polling hours and location for November 5, click here.

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