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SEIU 775 Endorses Montana Governor Steve Bullock for United States Senate
Montana caregivers union endorses Bullock: He has been a champion for caregivers, our families, and working people across our state
HELENA, MT – With today’s news of Governor Steve Bullock running for United States Senate, the caregivers union SEIU 775 announces their endorsement of him. Caregivers from across the state endorse Bullock because he understands and values the role caregivers play across every community in our state.
“Governor Bullock has been a great partner of caregivers and low wage workers across the state,” said SEIU 775 President Sterling Harders. “When Bullock announced his plan to run for US Senate, our caregivers here spoke up and shared their support. It was an easy decision to endorse him since he’s done so much for healthcare and put working people first.”
During his tenure as governor, Bullock has worked with SEIU 775 to improve conditions for caregivers and those we care for. In 2013, he included raises for direct care workers in his budget in recognition of the important work caregivers do in our communities. He also led the effort to pass Medicaid Expansion in 2015 covering 70,000 Montanans, and in 2019, he championed Medicaid Expansion reauthorization leading to healthcare coverage for 100,000 individuals in our state.
“Governor Bullock has walked a day in my shoes, and I know he will take that experience with him to the US Senate. He knows firsthand what we face every day and will take into consideration caregivers and working people from across the state,” said Anna Volkersz, a caregiver from Bozeman.
SEIU 775, the caregivers union, represents more than 45,000 long-term care workers providing quality home care, nursing home care, and residential services in Washington and Montana.