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Black History Month: Celebrating Our Unsung Heroes

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seiu-org-logoFebruary is Black History Month. It’s an opportunity for all Americans to remember our past and learn about the ongoing legacy of struggle for equal rights and justice for all.

SEIU leaders and members are a part of this rich history. They are the local “unsung heroes” who toil every day to improve the lives of working people in our country.

They’re the activists fighting each and every day for those who are marginalized because of their citizenship status or lack of access to healthcare, the educators and child care providers who shape young minds to be the leaders of tomorrow and the public workers who enrich our everyday lives through quality services.

You many know an unsung hero who is fighting for income equality — retirement security for all — immigration reform — or fighting to ensure our voting rights. We don’t talk about these people too often, but we should. That’s why we want to hear from you.

During Black History Month, we want to recognize and celebrate the achievements and contributions of African-Americans who don’t often find their names in the spotlight.

Recognize a person in your life for the SEIU Unsung Labor Heroes campaign.

Do you know an SEIU member or leader who goes above and beyond, helping his or her family, community, and country truly thrive? Tell us his or her story, so we can share it with the world.


This article was originally printed on SEIU on February 1, 2014.  Reprinted with permission.

Author: SEIU Communications

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