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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...

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sample resolution on the Minimum Wage for use in precinct caucuses and conventions

Note: This Resolution is submitted for discussion, dialog, debate and action by the Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council as our part in celebrating the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 2013: http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/ Feel free to circulate.

Resolution on the Minimum Wage (209 words)

Where as workers who are without jobs are going to be poor;

Where as workers paid poverty wages are going to be poor;

Where as a “living wage” is a non-poverty wage;

Where as hundreds of thousands of working class Minnesotans and their families are poor because of unemployment and poverty wages;

Where as the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares the right to a job with a real living wage to be the criteria for a decent standard-of-living as a human right;

Where as we can not call for a “living wage” and then legislate a poverty Minimum Wage;

Where as “cost-of-living” is the only way to establish what is a decentstandard-of-living” and what constitutes a “living wage;”

Therefore, be it resolved that the Minimum Wage should be a real living wage legislatively tied to all “cost-of-living” factors, empirical data, based on all cost-of-living factors as tracked by the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics indexed to inflation and increased periodically to provide an improved standard-of-living;

Therefore, be it resolved we support a guaranteed annual income;

Therefore, be it resolved that every Minnesotan is entitled to, by legislation, a decent standard of living based on cost-of-living and is also entitled to a guaranteed annual income based on cost-of-living;

Therefore, be it resolved that this becomes the position of the (name of party/organization here).