The People’s Pope


Next week Pope Francis’ visit to the United States will bring our core issues to the forefront. This is a unique moment in America, as the attention of millions will be drawn into conversations about income inequality, immigration, racial justice and climate change when they are highlighted during the papal visit.

The pontiff, often referred to as the “People’s Pope,” is one of the most popular and most watched leaders in the world. According to Twiplomacy, Pope Francis is the most influential world leader on Twitter. He has demonstrated global moral leadership on our critical fights—economic, immigrant, racial and environmental—and he speaks in the context of values that working people hold dear: family, community, inclusion and “people over profit.

Colorado Connection: Vigil & Foot Washing for Immigrants, the Imprisoned & Workers
Along with Together Colorado, the SEIU Local 105 community will hold a parallel vigil with other PICO Organizations across the country to recognize the marginalized in our society – the immigrants, the imprisoned and workers. 

Join us!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00 AM, GEO Immigration Detention Center, 30th Avenue & Peoria in Aurora

Social Media
Throughout Pope Francis’ visit, SEIU members can also engage directly online in the pope’s visit by:
Sharing their selfie with the pope: Use the placard below to write your personal message and include a selfie. Share on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #PeoplesPope or send to SEIU to post via email it to us at pope@seiu.org.

Joining SEIU’s “Breakfast with the Pope” Live Chat

On Thursday morning, Sept. 24, Pope Francis will address a joint session of the U.S. Congress at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. This leader of millions will hold the attention of a deeply divided Congress to address the need for better action on the issues we fight for every day. Members can join in and share their reactions to the speech as it happens by signing on to our live chat at SEIU.org. The social media toolkit includes an email and social media graphics you can use to share this information with your members.

Patricia Robles, Executive Board Member - Property Services will join the delegation during the visit.
Patricia Robles, Executive Board Member – Property Services will join the delegation during the visit.
Journeying with SEIU Pilgrims Virtually

Worker members from across the country will journey to Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia to witness the Pope Francis’ public address. Engage with these pilgrim ambassadors by following SEIU and #PeoplesPope on Facebook and Twitter.

Other links:
Our friends at Faith in Public Life have created a powerful video from their perspective about the pope’s visit and included our workers and allies voices as well. You can share on social media and via email. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttXAXrOhhXM&feature=youtu.be
Mary Kay Henry, SEIU International President w/Jr. Leadership Summit
Mary Kay Henry, SEIU International President w/Jr. Leadership Summit
International President Mary Kay Henry has recorded a video with her perspective on why the pope’s visit matters: http://action.seiu.org/pope
“Visit can put focus on equality, dignity of work” Op/Ed by Mary Kay Henry, September 21, 2015