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United Domestic Workers of America (UDW)endorses Giselle Hale for Assembly

Union of 100,000 in-home care workers and childcare providers cite Hale’s commitment to expanding care and access to childcare


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April 19, 2022

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United Domestic Workers of America (UDW) endorses Giselle Hale for Assembly

Union of 100,000 in-home care workers and childcare providers cite Hale’s commitment to expanding care and access to childcare

REDWOOD CITY, CA – United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME Local 3930), one of the largest local unions in the state, announced today that the union has endorsed Redwood City Mayor Giselle Hale in her campaign for Assembly District 21. Hale is a mom, community advocate and business professional.

“UDW is proud to endorse Giselle Hale for Assembly because she will be an effective advocate for working families, home care workers and childcare providers,” said Doug Moore, Jr., UDW’s Executive Director. “During the pandemic, Giselle led efforts to champion childcare to provide care for thousands of kids. In the Assembly, she’ll fight for expanded access to quality childcare for all Californians.”

Hale was elected to the Redwood City Council in 2018 as the top vote getter. She became Mayor in December 2021. As a working mother, expanding accessible, quality childcare programs has long been a top priority for Giselle. In Redwood City she held developers accountable for not just paying impact fees but also producing new childcare seats in their developments. During the pandemic, Giselle focused on childcare recovery. She joined forces with childcare advocates to champion the San Mateo County COVID Childcare Relief Fund, which provided $5 million in funding to nearly 300 childcare programs in San Mateo County, ensuring thousands of kids had proper care in these difficult times – and their parents could keep their jobs.

United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME Local 3930) is a home care union made up of over 100,000 in-home caregivers in 21 counties across the state of California. UDW caregivers provide critical services through the state’s In-Home Supportive Services program (IHSS), which allows over half a million California seniors and people with disabilities to remain in their homes with dignity and independence.

Assembly District 21, as drawn by the California Citizen Redistricting Commission, is made up of Eastern San Mateo County. It includes the cities of Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Millbrae, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo and portions of South San Francisco. It is represented by Assemblymembers Kevin Mullin and Marc Berman.


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