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1199 SEIU Endorses Lynn Schulman for District 29 Council Seat

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May 26, 2021 Staff Report

Local 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the largest union in New York and the nation’s largest healthcare union, today endorsed community activist Lynn Schulman for election to City Council District 29.

“Lynn Schulman is a life-long champion for healthcare workers’ rights and a fierce advocate for improving healthcare access in Queens,” said 1199 SEIU Political Director Gabby Seay.

“As we continue to battle this pandemic and face the challenges ahead, we need experienced leaders like Lynn Schulman to stand up for frontline healthcare workers, fight for access to high quality healthcare for all, and ensure an equitable recovery.”

Schulman, who previously held posts at the Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn and Gay Men’s Health Crisis, currently works as a senior community and emergency services liaison in the office of  New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson.

1199SEIU represents over 250,000 healthcare workers in downstate New York and more than 450,000 healthcare workers on the East Coast. Its members work in home care, nursing homes, hospitals, and clinics and have been on the frontlines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am honored to be endorsed by 1199SEIU, and as your next Council Member for District 29, I will use my vast experience in healthcare to ensure that our community has access to preventive and emergency medical care when it is needed,” Schulman said.

“Queens was the epicenter for the pandemic because of a lack of hospital capacity and the consequences have been devastating, with many lives needlessly lost. I have a vision for our community that will ensure we have a system that provides access to the healthcare that we deserve and provide our healthcare heroes with the support they need.”

Schulman has racked up several endorsements from local officials, including Council Members Karen Koslowitz and Danny Dromm, State Sen. John Liu and Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi. She has also got the support of Congresswoman Grace Meng.

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