Terry Lee

Issued December 19, 2021

SEIU’s Henry: Inaction Not an Option on Build Back Better

For Immediate Release: December 19, 2021

Washington, D.C. After the White House pledged to continue fighting to deliver President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employee International Union, released the following statement:

“Working people and their families have waited long enough to unrig our economy by making historic investments in care, climate action, immigrant protections and good, union jobs. We can’t afford any more delays.

“Families, seniors, and people with disabilities are worried about how they’re going to continue to afford care for themselves and their loved ones. Millions of Black, brown, Asian, immigrant, and white home care workers are struggling to make ends meet. Build Back Better will deliver relief for them, and countless others who will benefit from lower costs and better paying jobs. Inaction is not an option and we won’t stop fighting for Build Back Better. Congress must meet the moment and deliver on their commitments to working people and our communities.”