In Solidarity with San Bernardino

Solidarity with San Bernardino
Working with community partners, SEIU Local 521 members participated in candlelight vigils on Dec. 7, 2015 in San Jose, Campbell, Salinas and Bakersfield.

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We extend our love and prayers to our families and friends in San Bernardino and are collecting donations for families of the victims.

The atrocity in San Bernardino County took the lives of county workers who were members of Service Employees International Union, Local 721. We here at SEIU Local 521 stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters who were the target of – and witness to – the unspeakable carnage that has claimed 14 lives thus far.

SEIU 521 members have a deeply personal connection to the tragedy given that the gathering was a holiday party for county workers and the site was a regional center serving people with disabilities.

While many details regarding the tragedy on December 2 still remain uncertain, we now know that 10 of the 14 victims were SEIU 721 members. Our thoughts are with the families, communities, and workers who have lost their lives and endured this unspeakable violence.

Read the statement from SEIU 721 President on the tragic events in San Bernardino.

Read the statement from President Barack Obama to SEIU 721.

Local 721 Member and Family Support Fund

The International Union has set up a fund to support the SEIU Local 721 families impacted by the San Bernardino mass shooting. SEIU members can support families of our fallen and injured brothers and sisters with online contributions at

Or, direct any donations by check to:

ATT: Local 721 Member and Family Support Fund
1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC 20036

In Solidarity,

Catherine McCoy
Service Coordinator, San Andreas Regional Center
Maria Salinas
Service Coordinator, Kern Regional Center

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