Friday, January 31, 2014
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attachment- Black History Month Flyer; Honored Guest Reception Invitation
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Share your story: How would a minimum wage increase help your students and community?
In 1960, the federal minimum wage earned by a single worker was enough to keep a family of two out of poverty. Today there are only four states in the entire country where the minimum wage is enough for even an individual worker with no family to stay above the poverty line. Share your story and help us make the case for an increase!
"The bill puts students in poverty, children with disabilities and those most in need of extra help ahead of politics."
- Arizona educator and NEA President Dennis Van Roekel
Often lost among the partisan rhetoric, talking points and briefing papers dealing with the War on Poverty are the improvements for children and students from poor families.
Action of the Week
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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President Obama said something I'm pretty proud of in last night's State of the Union:
"Opportunity is who we are. And the defining project of our generation is to restore that promise."
Some people in Washington have spent their entire careers turning their backs on folks asking for a fair shot. Our movement is defined by fighting for the principle that anyone who works hard and plays by the rules has the opportunity to succeed.
The President made it clear last night he isn't waiting for Congress -- he's doing everything in his power to work toward that goal right now. Yesterday, he took action to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers with new contracts to $10.10 an hour, a step that will directly help thousands of Americans -- folks like janitors, cafeteria workers, and cashiers.
It's our turn to fight for hard-working Americans who deserve a raise.
If you agree that it's time to raise the minimum wage, add your name right now:
Last night, the President showed he's willing to walk the walk. When it comes to fighting for what you believe in, I hope you're ready to do the same.
National Director of Issue Campaigns
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1) AMEND THE CONSTITUTION
The movement for an amendment to overturn Citizens United has quickly gone from pipe dream to mainstream, says Public Citizen’s Rachel Lewis. Since the Citizens United ruling, over 300 cities, towns and counties have passed resolutions, as have 16 state legislatures. In 2012, President Obama voiced his support.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014