SEIU 1021

Join Alameda County’s COPE Forum on Sunday at 3 p.m. to Learn How to Flex Political Muscle for Working People

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On Sunday, March 20, from 3 p.m to 4 p.m., Alameda County’s Committee on Political Education (COPE) will host a Zoom forum to talk about how and why they amplify worker voices in the political arena.

Donneva Reid is a principal account clerk with Oakland Unified School District, and has been there for more than 20 years. She said, “What brought me to COPE was to learn more about the political process and learn now to get involved. In my work with the school district, we are constantly fighting for better resources and better wages and against layoffs, school closures, and state takeovers. It has been very helpful to have pro-worker advocates on the Board of Directors like Mike Hutchinson and VanCedric Williams. We support candidates like that, not just with money, but by canvassing, door-knocking, phone banking, going to rallies, and now these candidates are on the Board of Directors and they’re making a difference for SEIU 1021 classified workers, students, teachers, and the community.”

Reid continued, “There’s still a lot to learn, and I’m looking forward to meeting with other workers about how we can work together for our workplaces and our community. What I like about working in Alameda County COPE is the collaboration with other members. There’s a real togetherness, and we know we’ve made real changes. I hope many of my fellow SEIU 1021 members join Sunday’s forum, because as working people, there are a lot of political decisions that affect us, and there’s power in COPE! Join us! If not now, when?”

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