I am Suzanne Jimenez, the Political Director at SEIU-UHW, and I have been with SEIU-UHW for over 8 years. Before coming to SEIU-UHW, i worked with several elected officials in Los Angeles and New York. I came to SEIU-UHW after nearly a decade of working with elected officials because I wanted to work directly with workers making systemic changes in Healthcare.
Since joining SEIU-UHW, I have led statewide ballot initiative, independent expenditure, and legislative campaigns, and helped increased the local union’s political fundraising to over $5.3 million annually.
For me, Healthcare Justice means that everyone in CA has access to affordable, reliable and quality care – no matter their race, income, or age. There is no other organization in California that is fighting to make improvements for workers and patients in healthcare — the way SEIU-UHW is, and I’m humbled to be part of a slate that is leading on this in my home state.