Three ways to get involved in local politics

1. Check your voter registration status, or register to vote, if you haven’t yet!

Check or update your voter registration in Washington at bit.ly/registerWA and in Montana at bit.ly/registerMontana

2. Sign up to donate to COPE

As a member of SEIU 775, you are part of what’s been called “the most influential labor organization in state and local politics” and a “political powerhouse.”

Every year, caregivers volunteer to knock on doors, pass petitions, make phone calls, send letters and emails, lobby legislators, work on campaigns, and donate money to elect officials who support us and those we care for.

Our political action and the contributions we make to SEIU COPE or the SEIU 775 Montana PAC are one way caregivers hold politicians accountable to do the right thing.

Your contribution to SEIU COPE or SEIU 775 Montana PAC help makes that difference. When we rise together, we win together.

3. Sign up to get other caregivers involved in politics

Person knocking on door

If you’re a caregiver in Washington state and would like to work this election season to make sure we elect candidates who will fight by our side to help caregivers and those we care for, watch your email leading up to elections to apply to be a temporary Member Political Organizer. 

The Member Political Organizer (MPO) is a paid internship program with our caregivers’ union, SEIU 775. It is not permanent employment and you will need to make arrangements for your client’s care while you are gone, or request to take time off if you are employed by an agency.

What do Member Political Organizers do? 

As a Member Political Organizer, you’ll talk with other caregivers about the election and our endorsed candidates and ballot issues through phone calls, member meetings, and visits at their homes.

You are the key to making a difference in this election and building lasting long-term political power with and for caregivers.

We’re looking for SEIU 775 caregivers who:

  • Have a passion for politics, building political power for caregivers and making a difference in your community
  • Can work at least 20 hours per week between Oct. 7 and the Nov. 5 election, including evenings, weekends, and possible in-state overnight travel.
  • Love communicating with others about why our vote and voice is important
  • Are licensed to drive in Washington, have access to a car (and insurance), and a smartphone.
  • Can work independently and as part of a team
  • Want new knowledge and skills to help them succeed

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