Buffalo, New York – It was announced this week that 32BJ SEIU and SEIU 200 have endorsed Amber Small for State Senate in the 60th District. Both organizations are a part of the Service Employees International Union, the largest and fastest-growing union in the Americas.
Made up of over 155,000 members across 11 states and Washington, D.C., 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country. SEIU 200 serves approximately 15,000 service workers in Upstate New York alone. Their members work in healthcare, public services and property services.
Small commented on the endorsement saying, “These unions are made up of diverse, hard working individuals who strive on a daily basis to make a difference in their communities. I’m looking forward to working side by side with the men and women of 32BJ SEIU and SEIU 200 to make sure that all individuals in our community get the representation they need and deserve in Albany.”
“32BJ SEIU members are supporting progressive candidates with fresh energy to take on issues that affect working people, low-income New Yorkers, students, immigrants and everyone fighting for a brighter future in New York,” said SEIU 32BJ President Hector Figueroa. “We feel confident we can take back the Senate in November.”
For more information about Amber Small and her campaign for Senate, please visit www.smallforsenate.com.
Small serves as the Executive Director of the Parkside Community Association. In this role she is an advocate for 2,500 residents, working to enhance their quality of life through crime prevention, traffic calming, fair housing advocacy and more. Amber also serves on the Board of Directors for B-Team Buffalo and proudly serves as Vice Chair of WEPAC, a nonpartisan group focused on increasing female involvement in politics and government. Amber is a graduate of the University at Buffalo, and resides in North Buffalo’s Parkside neighborhood with her family. New York's Sixtieth Senate District is located wholly in Erie County and includes the communities of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda, Kenmore, Grand Island, Hamburg, Orchard Park, Evans, Brant, and the City of Buffalo. Small is endorsed by the Democratic Party, the Working Families Party and the Women’s Equality Party.