Over the last year, SEIU 503 members have worked through a pandemic, wildfires, ice storms, and a racial justice reckoning. We are the essential workers who care for your loved ones, file unemployment claims, plow our highways, battle wildfires, and much more. We deserve to be respected for our contributions to help keep Oregon moving forward, no matter what challenges we are facing. Our state’s strong fiscal management combined with billions of dollars in federal relief positions Oregon to invest in the services our people depend on now more than ever. It’s time to center equity, lift up impacted communities, and live our values. It’s time to build back better.