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512-517-2708

Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.


"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Working people without jobs are going to be poor.

Editor Ellen Paquin;
Permission to edit as seen fit is granted. The letter is 212 words.
I would appreciate you considering publishing this Letter to the Editor in The St. Ignace News.
Alan L. Maki

While traveling through Michigan's Upper Peninsula in October, I met with many people.

One of the main concerns I heard from people was about the deplorable poverty; yet, when was the last time you heard a politician talk about ending poverty?

But, more to the point; why don't we have a massive movement in this country determined to put an end to poverty?

Working people without jobs are going to be poor.

Working people paid poverty wages are going to be poor.

Seems to me a real living Minimum Wage tied to real cost of living factors is a basic and minimal requirement towards ending poverty with government assuming full responsibility for attaining and maintaining full employment which is so basic to ending poverty that it would seem that any politician talking about "jobs, jobs, jobs" when campaigning for election would be the very first, upon being elected, to introduce legislation requiring that the President and members of Congress mandate the responsibility for full employment to themselves lest they be viewed as hypocrites.

Instead of voting to fund militarism and wars which kill jobs the same way they kill people, we need to elect people to public office who will enact a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity."

Alan L. Maki
Director of Organizing,
Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council

58891 County Road 13
Warroad, Minnesota 56763

Phone: 218-386-2432
Cell phone: 651-587-5541

e-mail: amaki000@centurytel.net