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LaNoral Thomas

LaNoral is a Deputy Director for the Healthcare division of Service Employees International Union (SEIU). She has been with SEIU for 18 years, joining the union as an Organizer in Training (OIT) in 2003. She has worked on campaigns in all three Divisions, in all corners of the country, and in several roles from OIT to Campaign Director. LaNoral served as the Organizing Director of SEIU Virginia 512 from March 2013- June 2017, helping them become a political powerhouse and a key component of the shift of Virginia to a firmly blue state in the last ten years. She serves as a board member for The Center for Equity, and is a member of Bunton CME Church where she is the Chair of the Christian Education Department. LaNoral’s belief in unions and the power of people comes from her dad who served as the Vice President of his local union. Her passion for racial, social, and economic justice is fueled by her desire to create an environment for her children to thrive safely and equitably. She received her BA from Albany State University, a HBCU in Southwest Georgia. She is married and a mother of 3 children. She is currently leading SEIU's Long Term Care campaign to win life changing investments in care jobs, and the ability for all home care providers to join a union.

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