Economic Justice

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Petition to Bernie Sanders

Bernie, Keep the $15 Federal Minimum Wage in the Covid-19 Relief Bill!

We the undersigned petition Bernie Sanders to forward the $1.9 Trillion Covid-19 relief bill out of the Budget Committee without removing the $15 Federal Minimum Wage provision from the legislation. We support this action because we understand that all other partial measures and promises will not have any substantial effect on moving the working class out of poverty and toward a living wage. Income inequality is the worst it has ever been in our United States, the passage of this critically important measure is socio-economic justice now! The $15 Min is way overdue and would bring about the following: "Gradually raising the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025 would lift pay for nearly 32 million workers—21% of the U.S. workforce." "A majority (59%) of workers whose total family income is below the poverty line would receive a pay increase if the minimum wage were raised to $15 by 2025." "A $15 minimum wage by 2025 would generate $107 billion in higher wages for workers" every year and would also benefit communities across the country, because a majority of those wages will be spent in those communities bringing greater business activity and Job growth, it acts as an economic stimulus with a multiplier effect. A majority of those that would benefit are Essential and Front Line workers. "Nearly one-third (31%) of African Americans and one-quarter (26%) of Latinos would get a raise if the federal minimum wage were increased to $15." "Almost one in four (23%) of those who would benefit is a Black or Latina woman." We the undersigned support Chairman of the Budget Committee, Sen. Bernie Sanders, keeping the provisions that raise the Federal Minimum Wage to $15 in the 2021 Covid-19 relief bill. (Quoted economic statistics from EPI.ORG)

Henry Ex
58 supporters
Started 4 hours ago

Petition to city of gastonia

Bring back curbside recycling!

The city of Gastonia’a curbside recycling program has come to an end, unfortunately this means that a lot of the people who were making a change in their waste habits can no longer. This change was made because citizens of the city were putting contaminated trash into the recycling bins. There is smaller recycling centers in and around the city, and Although that option is still out there, many in our city will not utilize that option due to lack of transportation, information, and even just the inconvenience. In order to help our impact on this earth, we need to be providing the public with this option. Please help encourage the city of Gastonia to bring back the recycling program. They can send out a letter or email to the citizens of Gastonia to sign and agree to exactly what they are putting into their bin, and if they do not agree to it or they fail to comply, they will no longer have the option for curbside recycling. Our streets are being flooded with alchohol bottles, single use plastic, aluminum cans, and other completely recyclable litter everyday. Half of the trash we send off to the dump could be repurposed into new items, to save waste, and for consumers to be able to make a better and more sustainable choice. Although some people did not follow the guidelines set for the recycling program, that does not mean that others won’t, if simply given the information upfront and being held responsible for their waste. Please give the citizens of Gastonia the option, to do better for the planet and their community. 

Jordyn Johnson
10 supporters