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Sapphire Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:55 PM
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'7 Days @ Minimum Wage' - hosted by Roseanne Barr
7 Days @ Minimum Wage brings you 7 real people with 7 real stories of living on the minimum wage, hosted by Roseanne Barr and sponsored by the AFL-CIO and ACORN. On Day 1, Denver couple Paul Valdez and Susan Windham tell their story of living on the minimum wage. Paul receives $35 for a full day's labor in back-breaking construction work.

http://www.sevendaysatminimumwage.org /



Tell Congress: It's Time for a REAL Vote to Raise the Minimum Wage

Send a letter to tell your U.S. representative and senators that when they get back to work after the election, they must put a clean vote to raise the minimum wage at the top of their agenda.

http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/RaiseTheWageNow



The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and the AFL-CIO are partners in a grassroots movement to do what the U.S. Congress refused to do. We urge voters in Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Montana, Nevada and Ohio to raise the minimum wage by voting "Yes" on November 7.



For more information, visit:



To those who might post a comment opposing a minimum wage increase, please post your comment after you have worked a minimum wage job for 6 months or longer.


To those of you who send a letter to Congress supporting a minimum wage increase: Thank You!

:hug: :loveya: :grouphug:

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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:17 PM
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1. Missouri votes on it this election
it should pass easily.

If only Claire McCaskill would push this more - Jim Talent has voted against raising the Federal Minimum Wage several times. The last time he voted against it, he voted to raise his own pay the very next day.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:28 PM
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2. Jim Talent is a self-serving elitist.
So that makes perfect sense.

K&R.
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bperci108 Donating Member (969 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:46 PM
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3. I noticed all of the "anti-raise" billboards....
...lining I-70 when I drive through there from KC to St. Louis.

Between those, and the anti-stem cell adverts, it's apparent that the greedheads and religious nuts are quite well-financed this election season in MO.

Let's hope it goes well.


:)
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:12 PM
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5. Another one to vote against - amendment 6
the text on the ballot says it will eliminate personal property taxes for veterans organizations and churches, but if you read the fine print, you find that veteran's organizations arent specifically included. The main person pushing this amendment is Joyce Meyer, the woman behind the mega-church and ministry outside St Louis. It will keep her and her church from having to pay personal property taxes.
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bperci108 Donating Member (969 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:27 PM
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6. If I was a resident I certainly would....
...but I live next door in KS.

And Joyce Meyer is completely sickening.

Sadly, the Moneychangers have finally run Christ out of the Temple. :puke:

It's almost made me give up completely on religion in general.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:10 PM
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4. Everyone needs to hit that site
This is important.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 05:22 AM
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7. I sent a letter
I even included a snark about how Congress claimed that raising the minimum wage would hurt the economy but never seemed to worry that their own repeated pay raises might damage it. :evilgrin:
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wickerwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 05:34 AM
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8. Sounds interesting but who makes $35 a day working construction?
In Seattle, a relative of mine makes $25 an hour with basically no skills.

What a difference a union makes, I guess. I wonder if he's being paid off the books?
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 10:28 AM
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9. Day labor in Denver.
See Paul Valdez's name and skin color. If he's a Mexican immigrant, legal or otherwise, often times the only construction jobs are out of day labor centers. They are not union gigs, and often cheat the poor out of their wages altogether. Overall, organized labor is in a sorry state in Colorado, a "right to work" state. It's the same story down here in rebuilding the Coast.


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