Region 01: Central Valley • Marion & Polk Counties
Greetings SEIU503 SIBLINGS! My name is Paulita Peña. I have the honor of running for a second term as a Union Board Director. Being engaged and active in our union for the last few years has been a challenge filled with much love and many lessons, and I am here to ask to continue this journey with you.
My background includes several years of participating in union actions and political rallies. I have attended dozens of meetings with candidates & members to move more inclusive agendas for public employees. I currently serve as the treasurer of Sun-local 581, Co-chair of the Indigenous People’s Caucus, Co-chair of the Women of Color Caucus, a member of the Latinx Caucus, a member of Oregon Department of Education & SEIU503 Equity & Inclusion committee, a member of SEIU International Video Squad, a member of the SEIU503 Members Advantage Committee, and am a steward. I advocate for migrant workers, for MMIWG2S, and for people with disabilities. I have experience in group facilitation and a deep passion for communication.
For me, being on the board means the ability to represent my fellow union members and bring their voices to the table. I believe leadership is carried out with Integrity and honesty and I rigorously practice both in my professional and personal life. I serve this Union to better the great state of Oregon and hope to continue to do so for all of us. I encourage everyone to get active in our union because TOGETHER WE RISE! Thank you for your consideration.