SEIU Missouri State Council Endorses Treasurer Tishaura Jones for Mayor
Thousands of St. Louis working families support Jones’ vision for a fairer, more inclusive city
ST. LOUIS – Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Missouri State Council endorsed St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones in the race for mayor. SEIU represents more than 4,000 working people across St. Louis.
“Tishaura Jones is the only candidate in the race for mayor who’s committed to achieving economic and racial justice for working families in St. Louis,” said SEIU janitor Roy Miller. “The janitors, homecare and health care workers, higher education faculty, and public sector workers of SEIU look forward to working with her in the fight for a $15 minimum wage, increased police accountability, and an inclusive St. Louis that works for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.”
SEIU’s support comes on the heels of a series of important endorsements for Jones. On Monday, grassroots groups MoveOn.org and Democracy for America endorsed Jones for her progressive vision for St. Louis. She has also won the support of former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, St. Louis Sheriff Vernon Betts, Aldermen Chris Carter, Jr. (27), Megan Green (15), and Frank Williamson (26), State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis), the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, and the Missouri National Organization for Women.
SEIU will use direct mail and implement a get-out-the-vote program to help working families educate their communities on the importance of supporting Jones in this crucial election. The Democratic primary will take place on March 7, and the general municipal election will be held on April 4.