Member Civic Leaders Celebrate a Milestone

Congratulations to our member graduates!  These dedicated SEIU Local 1991 members recently completed months of classwork and training to become leaders in their union and community.  The classes, taught by SEIU staff, covered a variety of topics including economic and racial justice, politics and strategies to help grow our base.

Miami Leadership Strong Graduation 10-26-17

Graduates from Local 1991, Local 32BJ and AFSCME celebrate their achievements.

“I learned that civic engagement and activism is critically important to help uplift our communities,” said Magalie Pena Vancol, BSW at JHS.  “The classes and instruction we received were insightful and engaging and challenged us to find solutions to critical issues such as poverty, prejudice, voter apathy and social injustice.”

Magalie Pena Vancol was part of the SEIU Local 1991 “Miami Leadership Strong Team”.  Other members of this team included Shelly Pagan-Jones and Marie Eloi.  Along with classwork, the team also volunteered to work on the campaign of State Senator Annette Taddeo who recently won the Senate District 40 seat.

SEIU Local 1991 member Shelley Pagan-Jones volunteering at an event for Annette Taddeo

SEIU Local 1991 member Shelley Pagan-Jones volunteering at an event for Annette Taddeo

SEIU Local 1991 members were joined by members of other locals for the graduation celebration.  They included SEIU Local 32BJ and AFSCME.

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