Make a Proclamation To Honor Francis Perkins on Labor Day

Make a Proclamation To Honor Francis Perkins on Labor Day

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bella bontempo started this petition to Governor Polis

WE NEED YOUR HELP

The Woman Unafraid, The Woman Behind the New Deal, Secretary of Labor, 1st Woman In the Cabinet

SHE GOES BY MANY NAMES BUT THERE IS ONE THING SHE REALLY IS                             AMAZING

Hello, we are Victoria and Bella from troop 2252. We are trying to earn our Silver award for Girl Scouts. Francis did amazing things for our country and nobody knows about her. She really was a great lady so we want to get Francis Perkins the Honor she deserves.

Frances Perkins did great things to make America a safer and healthier place to work. Perkins was the first woman to be appointed to the Cabinet. She served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor for 12 years. The longest someone has ever served. Born on April 10, 1880, Perkins began her journey by becoming a teacher. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College she started working in social reform. Perkins established the Social Security and Fair Labor Standard Acts and was the first woman to serve on the New York State Industrial Commission. Frances Perkins fought for people to have a fair life in work and outside of work. From 1910 to 1912, Perkins was executive secretary of the Consumers’ League of New York. She worked to improve working wages and conditions for everyone, including women and children to make their lives safer. Francis is the reason we don't have child labor and the reason we have reasonable working hours. And Francis is the reason we have minimum wages.  Frances died from a stroke on May 14, 1965, when she was 85 years old. To honor all that Perkins did for us, we want to make a proclamation in her name on labor day to announce Frances Perkins Day in her honor. To get such a thing done we need your help. We need governor Polis to announce this proclamation and to do that we need proof that this is what Colorado wants and we need this petition to be signed. Please do your part and help us honor this wonderful woman. 

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