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Dear PurpleOcean.org member,
Have you been to SinceSlicedBread.com lately? SEIU's search for new ideas to improve the lives of everyday working Americans has been pretty phenomenal, receiving attention everwhere from CNN to Newsday to Parade Magazine. What started as a contest really has become a national conversation with more than 22,000 ideas submitted, including many from PurpleOcean.org members.
Yesterday SEIU announced the 21 finalists -- innovative ideas that address healthcare, education, retirement, minimum wage, taxes, energy, home ownership, civil service and many other bread-and-butter issues for ALL of us -- and the American people are voting on the very best ideas SinceSlicedBread. Read the 21 finalist ideas, and cast your ballot for three of them now:
They were old crappy ideas that didn't adhere to the criteria or rules of the contest. Many had been posted earlier by other contestants. This was a farce. I'm not voting in protest. It would add relevance to a fraud. Many of us put a lot of effort into this and to have it end with 21 lame already been done ideas is an insult.
We at SEIU have always had faith in ordinary Americans having the best ideas. Most Americans wish there were a place for civil discourse in today's polarized world. I am so proud that SinceSlicedBread.com has helped fill that need.
The discourse is no longer civil. People are angry. You should be ashamed.
Here's how voting works: When you visit SinceSlicedBread.com, you can cast your ballot for three ideas. Round One voting will continue until Sunday January 15 at 11.59 pm EST. At that point, fourteen ideas will be eliminated, leaving the top seven vote getters to compete in Round Two for the cash prizes.
I'm curious who's Brother-in Law is going to win?
As a member of PurpleOcean.org, you're already working to improve the lives of working Americans. Let's all join the national dialogue by voting today at SinceSlicedBread.com and helping find the best new ideas since sliced bread.
You can kiss my fanny. I have been pro union all my life. I'm embarrassed by what you have either done or allowed to be done. This travesty is a black eye on the face of labor.
Thanks for participating!
Andy Stern, SEIU President