HARRISBURG — SEIU State Council has announced the endorsements of Judge Maria McLaughlin for Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Judges Lori Dumas and David Spurgeon for Commonwealth Court, and Judge Timika Lane for Superior Court in the upcoming General Election.
“The importance of court decisions in the lives of Pennsylvania workers has never been more apparent,” said Steve Catanese, President of SEIU Local 668. “From safeguarding the public against the ravages of COVID-19, to advancing union rights to protecting the very core of our democracy, Pennsylvania’s courts have often been the last line of defense for fairness and justice. Today we are proud to endorse candidates who stand with all Pennsylvania workers, no matter where they come from or what they look like.”
“When seeking justice, representation matters,” said Gabe Morgan, President of the SEIU PA State Council and Vice President of SEIU 32BJ. “Justice will not be served for all Pennsylvanians until the composition of our courts reflect the diversity of the people of Pennsylvania. We are proud to endorse a slate of candidates who reflect the race, gender and richness of experience and backgrounds of the people of Pennsylvania.”
SEIU members are frontline workers who have kept our airports and schools clean, served meals to our children, and provided care in our hospitals, nursing homes, and home care settings. SEIU members provide the social services that keep our way of life possible during the pandemic, and are of every racial and social-economic background.
The SEIU PA State Council is comprised of SEIU Local 668, SEIU Healthcare PA, SEIU 32BJ and the Pennsylvania Joint Board of Workers United SEIU. The locals of the State Council represent over 80,000 workers throughout Pennsylvania.