By SEIU Wisconsin Healthcare
On Sunday October 5th, Candidate for Governor Mary Burke joined over 100 healthcare workers and their families at the 3041 Club in Milwaukee for a special event to hear her views on community issues and support her candidacy.
Mary Burke pledged to expand BadgerCare, support our public schools, and to give workers in the community a better chance to support their families; starting with raising the minimum wage. Burke made it clear that she has heard the issues of the community, and that they are a priority.
Ms. Burke was greeted by a standing ovation as she entered the room. Healthcare aids such as: home healthcare aids, nurses and other healthcare professionals lined up to take pictures with the candidate.
Health care workers eagerly signed up to go door to door in the community, and talk about Mary Burke; her stand on the issues, and urging people to vote in the upcoming election. Home care worker Wyconda Clayton introduced Mary Burke to the crowd.
She began describing Burke’s commitment to the community, and “Burke’s strong belief and support for working people.”
Dian Palmer, President of SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin who sponsored the event, asked people to “let their neighbors, friends, and fellow workers know about Mary’s great concern about the issues we face, and her sincere interest in them by coming to the heart of the community to address it.”
President Palmer also said “…Mary Burke’s personal commitment to the families in our community would not be forgotten”.