Tuesday July 26, 2016 at Broad Street Ministry, Philadelphia
A very diverse group of several hundred women and some men attended and spoke out about their concerns. These are some of the demands from those speaking out:
This statement was sent from the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (MWRO) to the Women Speak Out during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, 26 July 2016.
Calling All Women!
Women Speak Out at the DNC
FOR JUSTICE, SURVIVAL & A LIVING WAGE FOR ALL
Tuesday, July 26, 12 noon – 2pm
Broad Street Ministry, 315 S. Broad St. Phila.
btw Spruce & Pine, Walnut-Locust stop
on Broad St (Orange) Line
All welcome! Childcare ● Refreshments ● Wheelchair accessible
Include in the People's Agenda the RISE Out of Poverty Act and A Living Wage for Mothers & other Caregivers
Proposal from the National Welfare and Caregiving Working Group
INCLUDE in the PEOPLE’S AGENDA
The RISE out of Poverty Act and
A Living Wage for Mothers & other Caregivers
Every worker should be paid a living wage, including mothers and other caregivers. Caring for others is the foundation of every society, yet this work is devalued and underfunded. Investing in caregivers redirects economic and social policies towards survival, health and wellbeing -- for every individual and for the planet that sustains us all. This is crucial to creating a caring economy at the service of human beings rather than human beings at the service of the economy.
Circulated at the People's Summit in Chicago, June 17-19, 2016.
The GLOBAL WOMEN'S STRIKE is a grassroots multiracial network campaigning for recognition and payment for all caregiving work, and the return of military spending to the community, starting with women, the main caregivers everywhere. We aim to cross divisions of sex, race, class, nationality, immigration status, age, disability, occupation, sexuality ... Men who share our aims are part of our network. Invest in caring, not killing sums up our perspective. We are based in a number of countries including India, Ireland, Peru, UK and US, and are non-party political.
Co-ordinator of Global Women's Strike
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