From: Heather Conroy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 11:19 AM
Subject: [2014 Board] SEIU 503 & 49 Members featured in Supreme Court case defending Affordable Care Act
To: Heather Conroy <email@example.com>
Dear Fellow Board members,
You may have heard that anti-Obamacare organizations have successfully moved another lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act to the US Supreme Court. The King v. Burwell case going before the Supreme Court March 4th and threatens to take away tax credits from millions of hardworking Americans, undermine the Affordable Care Act, and send the healthcare system in to massive disarray. SEIU’s legal team and Healthcare Division are working closely with allies and the Obama administration to beat back this attack on the healthcare law.
Locally, our Homecare Trust Administrator, Cal Labbe, with the help of care provider organizers identified two SEIU 503 members who worked with our International Union legal team. SEIU 503 members Janet Wolfe (http://www.seiu.org/2015/02/dont-let-king-v-burwell-turn-back-the-clock-on-our.php) and Linda Adamski along with SEIU 49 leader Mary Brooks are featured in the amicus brief our international union has submitted in support of the ACA. The day the case is heard, March 4th, I will be doing a segment about it on the Carl in the Morning Radio show on XRay radio. Here is a link to our brief if you are interested: https://fetch.hightail.com/storage-agent/a0/files/7e27332c-95cf-43d8-9f58-7d8d0e494268/14-114bsacMarilynRalat-Albernas,R.N.%20(2).pdf?download_id=5022124463&file=KingvBurwell_SEIUamicusbrief
We will be watching this case closely and do all we can to not let the progress we’ve made expanding health care to millions be undermined.
In It Together,
Heather Conroy, Executive Director
SEIU Local 503, OPEU
Executive Assistant: Maureen Rowe Crawford
Office Phone: 503-581-1505 x123
Cell Phone: 503-816-5311
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SEIU 503 is a union of 55,000 public workers, care providers, and non-profit employees in Oregon. We envision a just and vibrant society where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, and where all workers can provide for themselves and their families.