Please note I have a new phone number...

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, December 22, 2013

Is the huge, well-funded army of employer lobbyists the obstacle to workers getting a Minimum Wage that is a real living wage?

Notice: I sent this to all Minnesota State Legislators.


An interesting tid-bit of information:

Lobbying expenditures are five times bigger than campaign contributions (election-related, including PACs, super-PACs, 527s, etc). Lobbying is much bigger, although campaign finance is more controversial and higher-profile as a form of influencing the political system.

I have an interesting suggestion:

Before you vote on the Minimum Wage, why don't all of you disclose who the lobbyists are that have been bribing you to betray Minnesotans who expected you to deliver a Minimum Wage that is a real living wage?

Come on; come clean.
-- 
Alan L. Maki
Director of Organizing,
Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council
58891 County Road 13
Warroad, Minnesota 56763

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

Primary E-mail: amaki000@centurytel.net