Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Illinois Council Endorses Duckworth
The SEIU Illinois Council announced today that they have endorsed Tammy Duckworth for the 8th Congressional District of Illinois.
"The SEIU Illinois Council is proud to endorse Tammy Duckworth as the next Congresswoman from the 8th Congressional District and looks forward to working with her in advancing President Obama's agenda for working families," said Tom Balanoff, President of the SEIU Illinois Council.
"We need a strong voice in Washington to help implement the President's healthcare reform plan and we know that Tammy will be a champion in implementing healthcare reform for working families," said Keith Kelleher, Vice President of the SEIU Illinois Council.
In response to the endorsement Duckworth said, "To have the endorsement of the SEIU Illinois Council is so significant and I am honored by it. I look forward to working with SEIU to provide a better life for working families."
SEIU Illinois Council, the largest union in Illinois, represents 170,000 members throughout Illinois. SEIU members in Illinois assist people with disabilities, care for senior citizens, educate youth, provide health care, protect public safety, clean and maintain businesses and buildings and much more.