SEA News – Jan. 15, 2020


SEA/SEIU Local 1984 endorses Sanders

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the eyes of the world will be on the state of New Hampshire. We have the opportunity to shape the race for president and start us on a path toward electing a leader that will fight to create a country that works for everyone.

With that in mind and with much consideration, SEA/SEIU Local 1984 announced on Jan. 13 that our Board of Directors approved the endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders for president. You can read more about the endorsement, watch a video of the press conference and see press coverage at

Ready to get to work? You can find volunteer opportunities here.

Join Bernie on stage for his rally in Manchester this Saturday. Please arrive no later than 5 p.m. at the McLaughlin Middle School Gym, (290 S. Mammoth Rd, Manchester, NH 03109).


Special election set at Council meeting

County and Municipal, CCSNH and Private Sector seats are open

There will be a special election for three vacant positions on the Board of Directors at the next Council meeting on March 12. The positions up for election are: Director – CCSNH, Director – County and Municipal, and Director – Private Sector. You can read more and find a self nomination form on our website.

Will you step up for chapter leadership?

Nominations are open for chapter elections through the end of February

Some, but not all, SEA/SEIU Local 1984 chapters will hold chapter-level elections in early 2020. In order to be eligible to vote or to run for office in chapter elections, you must be on the membership list no later than 5 p.m. Feb. 3, 2020.

Chapters holding elections this year will elect President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer (or Secretary/Treasurer if bylaws allow), Councilors and Alternate Councilors. You can find more information – including which chapters are holding elections this year – and the self-nomination form on our website.


International convention set for this April

You can apply today to be a delegate for SEA/SEIU Local 1984

SEA/SEIU Local 1984 is seeking delegates for the SEIU International Quadrennial Convention is set for April 22-27 in Chicago. The filing period is now open for self-nominations. In order to be considered for election to one of the 12 delegate positions, you must have been an SEA member in good standing for two years. The deadline to submit a self-nomination form is Friday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m.

While delegates must use leave time to attend the convention, the SEA will pay for airfare, lodging and meals for selected delegates. You can fill out a self-nomination form on our website.


Upcoming SEA/SEIU Local 1984 events

Movie night: Social Activities and Campaign for Public Good bring back movie night on Thursday, Feb. 6, with a screening of “The Story of Facism in Europe,” followed by a facilitated discussion. The social begins at 5 p.m. and the movie begins at 6 p.m. at our office at 207 N. Main St. in Concord. Event is open to members, friends and family.

Meeting with Lorrie Rudis: Chapter 44 (Department of Education) invites all members to take part in a meeting with the state’s director of personnel, Lorrie Rudis, at 4:15 p.m. on Feb. 12, at the DOE building, 101 Pleasant St., Concord. The meeting will be in Room 12/Conference Room. Office doors close at 4:30 p.m.


Discounts now available with Ross Mortgage

SEA/SEIU Local 1984 members now have exclusive discounts at Ross Mortgage Company. Whether you need a mortgage to buy a home or investment property, refinance an existing home, or access your home’s equity, Ross Mortgage can help. Check out your Mortgage Benefits website with a complete list of discounts including $500 off closing cost at You can also get more information by contacting loan officer Brad Vocino at 1-978-767-4289 or

You can find our full listing of discounts for members on our website.


Notice about parking lot lighting

You may have noticed that the lighting in the rear of the parking lot at the SEA/SEIU Local 1984 office is not functioning properly. We are working to fix this issue as soon as possible.

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