How did you get an invitation to the State of the Union?

Every member of Congress gets to pick someone to bring to the State of the Union. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the past couple of years, guests have been virtual, so to be in person this year as Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s guest was amazing. 

I have gotten to meet Rep. Jayapal a couple of times. She has long supported and seen the vital work that long-term care workers do every day. Caregivers do the critical healthcare work that allows our clients to stay in their homes and receive their day-to-day healthcare needs.

I was there for all 45,000 caregivers in our union, plus the 2+ million SEIU members.

What was it like for you?

To be in our nation’s capital was an awesome experience that I will never forget. I felt powerful to be a Black woman walking in halls for where those who have shaped our nation and to walk halls that enslaved people built. Being a guest at the most important speech the President gives all year and then to see and hug senators and representatives that I admire so much – it’s something I’ll never forget. In that moment, I represented every single long-term care worker in the country.

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