Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

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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...


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...

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cost-of-living Crisis

I sent this to all Minnesota State Legislators and the Governor.

Cost-of-living Crisis...

Do you politicians even know this crisis exists?

Do you care?

We have a crisis in this country, including here in Minnesota, confronting working class families that you politicians refuse to acknowledge.

This is a "cost-of-living crisis."

In all the millions of words in dozens of newspapers across Minnesota in which stories have been published about this Minimum Wage issue now confronting our state and the country, not once have I read where one single Democrat or Republican has acknowledged this "cost-of-living crisis" which every single working class family now confronts on a daily basis

How is it possible for these politicians to be so out of touch with this reality of life for so many hundreds of thousands of people right here in our own state?

And, still, the Minimum Wage hasn't been raised one plug nickle by this Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party with its super-majority... must be none of you politicians have to worry about making ends meet from pay check-to-pay check, eh?

How is it possible that not one single Democrat from among this super-majority has the common human or moral decency to suggest that the Minimum Wage should be established in line with the actual cost-of-living?
Don't come asking me for campaign contributions, nor for my vote.
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