SPECIAL MAY DAY ACTION: May 1, 2017

Trump likes to think he rode into office as the populist champion of the working class, but if that were truly the case he wouldn’t be doing so much to undermine it:
 

  • There’s Trumpcare, which is projected to boot 24 million people off their insurance plans and make premiums unaffordable for the most vulnerable.
  • There’s the tax plan, which early reports indicated was nothing but a huge transfer of wealth from the working class to the super rich.
  • There’s the threat to end net neutrality, which means big corporations can pay for fast lanes on the web while the rest of us are left in the slow lane.
  • And on and on…

 
It’s important to remember that these issues are related, each digging a different blow against American workers. With this in mind, today’s first action is to join the coalition of workers and immigrants in one of the many May Day protests occurring across the country on May 1. Early reports are that this could be one of the biggest May Day marches in years. Then, help stand for worker’s rights by calling up your Members of Congress (MoCs) and urging them to support the fight for $15 and the minimum wage bill, just introduced by Senators Bernie Sanders and Patty Murray, and Representatives Bobby Scott and Keith Ellison.

 
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO:
 

Script:
Hi, my name is _____ and I’m a constituent calling from _____. I am calling to urge Sen./Rep. _____to support the $15 minimum wage bill that was recently introduced in Congress. Cities like Seattle that already have a $15/hour minimum wage have shown that this has not led to a loss of jobs and in fact, that consumer spending and growth have increased. Furthermore, it’s a matter of fairness to make sure that all workers can afford basic necessities, and in many places it is impossible for a minimum wage worker to earn enough for housing and food for their families. I hope that Sen./Rep. _____ will support this important legislation.

The most effective thing you can do is to pick up the phone, but if you’re short on time, you can leave a message or video below.