Thank Labor For Weekends And Labor Day

Sep 2, 2017

By  Mike Hersh for Amos, Mike F, Donna, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Dan, Judy, Dr. Bill, and Bryan Your PDA National Team

Donate Now! We Need A Living Wage

 

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is honoring Labor as we prepare to celebrate Labor Day weekend. We have organized labor to thank for weekends, overtime, safer workplaces, and so much more! Join us thanking labor as well as doing a victory lap for the Summer for Progress. We’ve spent the summer organizing with a huge coalition for the People’s Platform, 8 bills we urged all Democratic Representatives to cosponsor. One of the bills—Sen. Bernie Sanders’ and Rep. Bobby Scott’s Raise the Wage Act—would enact a Living Wage. Every American would benefit from a living wage economy.

The People’s Platform is a wide-ranging progressive platform in the spirit of the New Deal. The Raise the Wage Act captures the spirit of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s words: “By living wages, I mean more than a bare subsistence level—I mean the wages of a decent living.” (1933, Statement on National Industrial Recovery Act). The living wage was a cornerstone of FDR’s proposed “Second Bill of Rights.” A living wage would make work pay, and make our economy work. It’s time for us to get the raise we’re due.

Pressure Congress For Progress

Help PDA elect progressives who will pass the Raise The Wage Act and more!

Click here to help the effort with a generous contribution, and please make it monthly if you can, as this and other campaigns we will be working on will continue through the months ahead. We need the Raise the Wage Act. Once $15 is reached, it would adjust the minimum wage each year to keep pace with growth in the typical worker’s wages, a true Living Wage. It would also phase out the outdated sub-minimum wage for tipped workers, which has been frozen at a meager $2.13 since 1991 and phase out the sub minimum wage for workers under the age of 20.

In Solidarity,

Mike Hersh for Amos, Mike F, Donna, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Dan, Judy, Dr. Bill, and Bryan Your PDA National Team

P.S. Please click here to help us keep the pressure on Congress!

1 Comment

  1. WAK Anamjem

    I WISH AMERICAN NATION NOT TO RUN AFTER “SLOGANS” AND BE REALISTIC AND TRUTH TO FOLLOW CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS! MORE ON US NATION DEPRIVED THE RIGHTS OF ELECTING US PRESIDENT! SO ON LABOR DAY US NATION DEMAND TO WAVE OF CONSTITUTION DARK RULE OF ELECTORAL VOTERS TO ELECT US PRESIDENT!

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