Prominent labor organizer Eliseo Medina
has recorded a video for the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) American's
for Marriage Equality campaign.
Medina is the secretary-treasurer of
the 2.1 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
and has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “one of
the most successful labor organizers in the country.” He's also a
vocal champion of immigrant rights, leading the SEIU's efforts to
pass comprehensive immigration reform.
“I spent my life fighting for the
rights of immigrants, workers and every American seeking justice,”
Medina says in the 46-second video. “And I believe that committed
and loving gay and lesbian couples should be able to get married in
all 50 states. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this
our video library for more videos.)
also recorded his message in Spanish.
Recent contributors to Americans for
Marriage Equality include actors and real-life married couple Meghan
Mullally and Nick Offerman, actress Kristen
Bell, singer Jason
Mraz, The Talk co-host Aisha
Tyler, Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott
Fujita, Pariah's Kim
Wayans and Dee Rees (the film's star and writer-director),
Precious star Mo'Nique,
The Good Wife's Josh
Charles, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon
Ayanbedejo, the Rev.
Al Sharpton, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd
Blankfein, Washington Governor Chris
Gregoire, Minnesota Senator Al
Franken and Julian
Bond, chairman emeritus of the National Association for the
advancement of Colored People (NAACP).