For my 2016 campaign for State Rep, I was pleased and honored to be endorsed by:
- NH SEA/SEIU Local 1984
- Rights & Democracy
- NH AFL-CIO
- NH Sierra Club
Thank you to these organizations for your support and votes of confidence!!
NH SEA/SEIU Local 1984.
The political endorsement policy of SEA/SEIU Local 1984 requires the Political Education Committee to vet and vote on endorsements in national, state, and local elections. The committee met individually with major gubernatorial candidates and also held Republican and Democratic candidates’ forums. The committee’s recommendation then went before the Board of Directors for final approval. The organization does not base its endorsements on political party affiliation. It endorses candidates who support working people – the fiber of our nation.
SEA/SEIU Local 1984 represents about 11,500 public and private-sector employees across the Granite State. First formed in 1940 as a social organization, the State Employee’s Association (SEA) won passage of New Hampshire’s Public Employee Labor Relations Law in 1975. Since then, the union has negotiated hundreds of contracts with state, county, municipal and private-sector employers. The SEA affiliated with the Service Employees’ International Union (SEIU) in 1984. With two million members, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the Americas.
Rights & Democracy
Rights and Democracy is building a movement to work in partnership with community groups, progressive unions, faith communities, organizations fighting for human and civil rights, and environmental and climate action groups. Their goal is to improve the policies that affect us and our communities. They fight for living wage, quality health care and education for all, to see that low-income and working families are represented, to counter the influence of money in politics and to hold elected officials accountable for policies that lead to happy, healthy, and just communities for everyone. More at https://bonnie4salem.us/rad/
Other Rights & Democracy candidates can be found at:
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) is a national trade union center, and the largest federation of unions in the United States. It is made up of fifty-six national and international unions, representing more than 12 million active and retired workers.
Other AFL-CIO endorsed candidates can be found at:
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare, and public services for their students, their families, and our communities. They are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work their members do.
Other AFT-NH endorsed candidates can be found at:
The National Educational Association of New Hampshire (NEA-NH), is comprised of more than 17,000 members, with a mission to advocate for the children of New Hampshire and public school employees and to promote lifelong learning. Members are public school educators in all stages of their careers, including classroom teachers and other certified professionals, instructors at public higher education institutions, students preparing for a teaching career, education support personnel and those retired from the profession. They are committed to improving student achievement in New Hampshire public schools, providing learning opportunities for teachers and students, and ensuring that all students are ready to learn.
The New Hampshire Chapter actively works with a coalition of groups to promote action on climate issues and energy-related pollution, and works to increase renewable energy and efficiency programs in New Hampshire.
At the Legislative Office Building, where Sierra Club held a press conference to announce the candidates that they endorsed. Excited to see a number of friends also received this honor.Left to right: Beth Roth (Candidate for Executive Council District 3), Bonnie Wright, Carla Billingham (State Rep Candidate from Salem), and Kristi St. Laurent, Candidate for NH Senate District 19 (Derry, Hampstead and Windham.)