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    RSVP here: Yes, I'll attend the forum on Wednesday, July 27th!


    Sign up here to attend the Paid Family Leave forum on Wednesday, July 27 at Burroughs Community Center - 2470 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605. 


    Add your name and email here:

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    Voting in the "WFP primary" has officially ended.

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    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Keep me updated on how I can actively fight back against the injustice of Black and brown Americans.

    Add your name below:

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    Say No to a Bad TTF Deal:


    Tell your legislators that they shouldn't appease an unpopular governor whose days are numbered.
    No TTF Deal is Better Than a Bad Deal.


    You can send the email below by filling out the simple form. If you want, you can also add your own information. The most effective messages are the personalized ones!

    You can tell your legislator:


    • Why New Jersey can't afford a $550M tax cut for the wealthy, eased by a $.23 tax hike in every gallon of gas!

    • How New Jersey cant afford to lose $1.7 billion in revenue, without immediatly having to make dire cuts to healthcare, higher education, enviromental protections and much more.

    • That we are 18 months away from a new administration and should not have to bend to appease governor Christie.

    • How NO TTF Deal is better than a bad deal that hurts your family and our states future.

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    Tell DC Council: Advance a strong Universal Paid Leave Act!

    Please use the form below:

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    SIGN THE PETITION: The Democratic Party platform drafting committee must include language that explicitly opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

    Add your name before the July 8-9 meeting:

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    Come to our New Office Party!

    Wednesday, July 6th at 6pm
    118 Gano Street

    Providence, RI

    Let us know you're coming:


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    This is a training for Dhrupad

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    Tell New Jersey lawmakers not to cut a bad deal on the TFF!


    PETITION: Don't gut our schools, healthcare and infrastructure.


    Add your name: 

  • Help us decide who to endorse!

     Sign up below to RSVP for our candidate interviews in Fairfield County:

  • Help us decide who to endorse!

     Sign up below to RSVP for our candidate interviews in New Britain:

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    Join us for a discussion on "Where We Go From Here in Maryland."

    What: Legislative update and community discussion about the need for earned sick leave in Baltimore County.

    Who: Maryland Working Families members, Working Matters allies, and members of the local community

    Where: Journey of Faith Church
    7902 Liberty Rd, Baltimore, MD 21244

    When
    : Wednesday, June 29th, 6:00-8:00pm

    RSVP below:


  • Help us decide who to endorse!

     Sign up below to RSVP for our candidate interviews in Hamden:

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    Thank the DC Council for passing a $15 minimum wage!

    Please use the form below:

  • Tell the Hartford City Council to stand against TPP!

    The Trans Pacific Partnership would be devastating for workers and the environment. Join us and urge members of the Hartford City Council to add their voices to those of us standing against the TPP.

    Write your letter below and send it to the members of the Hartford City Council:

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    RSVP: Volunteer to register Oregon Working Families Party voters! 

    Let us know you're coming:

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    Tell House Republicans: Stop Protecting Exxon from Investigations Over Its Climate Deception


    Instead of seeking details about Exxon's decades-long deception on climate change, Republicans on the House Science Committee are standing in the way of justice.

    Add your name to tell House Republicans to stop protecting Exxon:


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    Join NJWFA in Bloomfield This Saturday 
    To Canvass for Mayor Michael Venezia! 


    Help Get Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia
    Re-elected
    Saturday, June 4th
    11:00am to 2:00pm EST


    RSVP to Recieve Volunteer Information

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    Join NJWFA in Newark This Saturday! 
    To Canvass for Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia! 


    Help Get Bloomfield Mayor Venezia
    Re-elected
    Saturday, June 4th
    10:00am to 2:00pm 


    RSVP for Event Details. 

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    Join Bernie Sanders on a Tele-Town Hall! 
    To Discuss Current Labor Issues Impacting Our State and His Plan to Help Raise New Jersey Working Families! 


    Tele-Town Hall with Senator Bernie Sanders
    Thursday, June 2nd at 7pm EST


    RSVP for the call-in information to join the tele-town hall. 

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    Tell the Koch Brothers to Stop!


    The Koch Brothers are always trying to destroy America.
    Can they not?


    Add your name below:

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    Tell Councilmembers Brianne Nadeau, Vincent Orange, and Charles Allen: Support a $15 minimum wage for all workers, including tipped workers.

    Councilmembers Nadeau, Orange, and Allen are getting barraged by Big Business to keep tipped workers out of Mayor Bowser's $15 minimum wage bill.

    Tipped workers deserve to earn the full minimum wage – plus tips. We need to let these Councilmembers know we want a higher minimum wage for all workers, including tipped workers! 

    Please ask Councilmembers Nadeau, Orange, and Allen to act today using the form below.

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    TELL REP. ANDY HARRIS TO STOP ATTACKING EQUAL PAY LEGISLATION


    CALL 202-225-5311

    Tell him:

    “My name is [NAME] from [TOWN], Maryland.

    We passed Equal Pay legislation in Maryland because we knew that the wage gap between men and women was fundamentally unfair.

    Your new amendment to defund the EEOC’s effort to collect pay data from private employers and federal contractors through the EEO-1 form flies right in the face of our Maryland values.

    I demand you stop your attack on Equal Pay legislation and the EEOC's efforts. Remove the amendment when the bill comes up to a vote.”

    After the call, tell us how it went:

  • Don't give our money to hedge fund managers!

    Governor Malloy is going to give Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund, a $52 million financial assistance package. Paid for by our tax dollars. This is disgusting.

    Write to Governor Malloy now and tell him not to give our money to an obscenely wealthy hedge fund:

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    Help show support for $15 in DC!

    WHAT: DC Council Hearing on Mayor Bowser's $15 minimum wage bill
    WHERE: Council of the District of Columbia at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 500
    WHEN: Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 11AM
    WHO: DC Working Families activists and people who want to win the fight for $15 in DC.

    Let us know you're coming:


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    Tell the Koch Brothers to Stop!


    The Koch Brothers are always trying to destroy America.
    Can they not?


    Add your name below:

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    Help gather signatures with DC for $15!

    WHAT: DC For $15 Volunteer Day
    WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Mt. Vernon Sq.
    Meet at the Metro entrance (Corner of 7th & M St.)
    WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 9:30AM
    WHO: DC Working Families activists and people who want to win the fight for $15 in DC.

    Let us know you're coming:


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    Sign the petition to Gov. Christie and the NJ Legislature:


    PETITION: Raise New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 an hour!


    Add your name: 

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    Tell NAME: ACT.

    You can send the email below by filling out the simple form. If you want, you can also add your own information. The most effective messages are personalized ones! You can tell council members:

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    Tell the Jersey City Council: Pass the Better Jobs Act and Displaced Worker Protection

    You can send the email below by filling out the simple form. If you want, you can also add your own information. The most effective messages are personalized ones! The City Council needs to hear from you today!

    You can tell council members:

      • Where do you work, and for how long?
      • What are some of your duties?
      • How will the Better Jobs Act help you?
      • How will the Displaced Worker Protection help you?



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    RSVP: Working Families Wednesdays!

    When: Wednesdays -- May 11, 18, 25, and June 1
    6:00 - 9:00 PM EDT 

    Where: [locations]

    Who: WFP4Bernie supporters

    Sign up below:

  • Reject an austerity budget!

    The budget that nearly passed in the regular sesseion was shameful. It slashed services that hard working families rely on to survive and would have resulted in thousands of layoffs of state workers.

    But now, the budget will be decided during a special session. We have one final chance to tell our legislators that balancing the budget on the backs of working and middle class families while letting corporations and the richest among us off the hook is not acceptable.

    Write to your legislators now:

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    Put the record on...

    Help gather signatures at the DC Funk Parade!

    WHAT: DC For $15 Volunteer Day
    WHERE: U Street African American Civil War Memorial
    WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11AM
    WHO: DC Working Families activists and people who want to win the fight for $15 in DC.

    Let us know you're coming:


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    Join WFP on the picket line to support striking Verizon workers!


    RSVP here:

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    RSVP: Petition Delivery to Verizon Shareholders

    When: Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 AM

    Where: Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town 800 Rio Grande Blvd. Albuquerque, NM 87104

    Who: Striking Verizon workers and supporters

    Sign up below:

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    TELL DC COUNCIL TO FIGHT FOR $15 FOR ALL WORKERS


    FIND YOUR COUNCILMEMBER'S PHONE NUMBER:

    Ward 1: (202) 724-8181
    Ward 2: (202) 724-8058
    Ward 3 : (202) 724-8062
    Ward 4 : (202) 724-8052
    Ward 5 : (202) 724-8028
    Ward 6 : (202) 724-8072
    Ward 7 : (202) 724-8068
    Ward 8 : (202) 724-8045

    Tell them:

    “My name is [NAME] from [YOUR WARD].

    I support a $15 minimum wage from all workers, including tipped workers. No one should work full time and live in poverty.

    Please do the right thing by raising the minimum wage.”

    After the call, tell us how it went using the form below.

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    Thanks for signing the letter. Now, join us for the delivery!

    What: Official letter deliver to City Council President Jack Young.

    Who: Over 40 elected officials, candidates and leaders representing 1199SEIU, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, Casa In Action, Coalition for Jobs/Safety/Justice, Communities United, Jews United For Justice, Paul’s Place, Maryland Working Families, SEIU Local 500, United Workers

    Where: Baltimore City Hall, 200 Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
    When: Tomorrow, April 28, at 2:00 PM

    RSVP below:


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    Help gather signatures with DC for $15!

    WHAT: DC For $15 Volunteer Day
    WHERE: U Street African American Civil War Memorial
    WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10:30AM
    WHO: DC Working Families activists and people who want to win the fight for $15 in DC.

    Let us know you're coming:


  • Pass the Retirement for All bill!

    Financial firms make millions in high fees they charge to manage private retirement savings plans. Between the fees, stagnating wages, and disappearing company sponsored retirement savings plans, it's incredibly hard for many workers to save for retirement. When they reach retirement age, they either have to rely on social security to survive, or keep working.

    This isn't right. If you've worked all your life, you should be able to retire with dignity. We can fix this by creating a public program to help workers save for retirement, but lobbyists for Wall Street and big banks are fighting hard to protect their profits.

    Don't let the lobbyists on Wall Street's payroll stop this important bill. Tell you Senator you want a public retirement plan now!

  • ORWFP 2016 FWW Petition

     In Oregon, we’ve fought hard for and won recent victories like paid sick leave and raising the minimum wage. Policies that give working families a better opportunity to thrive. Yet, too many working families are living on the brink because wealthy corporations like Walmart, McDonald’s and Target, have chosen to nickel-and-dime their workers by cutting their hours or provide erratic work schedules.

    If you agree that it’s time to restore balance to our economy by demanding jobs that come with fair work hours so we can support our families, sign our petition today! Together we can strengthen our communities and create an economy that works for all.

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    SIGN THE PLEDGE:
    "I will vote for Valerie Ervin for Delegate on Tuesday."

    Sign the pledge below:


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    TELL MAYOR BOWSER:

    I support a $15 minimum wage for ALL workers, including tipped workers.

    Sign the petition below:


  • No more tax cuts for NJ's wealthy!

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Republican legislators are trying to secure yet another tax cut for the wealthy. They want to precondition any gas tax increase intended to fix our crumbling roads and bridges on cuts to taxes on inherited wealth. It's a terrible proposal that will give NJ’s wealthiest another tax cut, raise taxes on working families, and blow a hole in our finances.

    The deal goes like this: Republicans would agree to hike the gas tax to fix NJ’s crumbling roads and bridges, but only if Democrats agree to cut or eliminate the state inheritance and estate taxes. Chris Christie recently called this ridiculous proposal 'tax fairness.' But what it would really be is Robin Hood in reverse. While everyone would pay for a gas tax increase, just one in ten estates is subject to the estate and inheritance taxes. Most of the revenue comes from estates of $1 million or more. 

    Tell your legislators: No more tax cuts for the wealthy. 

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    RSVP: Baltimore Post-Primary Unity Barbecue

    Event details


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    Commit to vote for Todd Kaminsky for State Senate

    This Tuesday, April 19th, is the presidential primary across New York State -- but there's also an important special election happening in State Senate District 9 in Nassau County.

    WFP is proud to be backing Todd Kaminsky, a former federal prosecutor who lives in Long Beach with his wife and young son. A victory for Todd Kaminsky would send shockwaves through Albany and bring us closer to a Democratic-Working Families majority in the State Senate. The New York Times endorsed Todd, calling him "miraculously well-suited for this moment."

    Will you commit to vote for Todd Kaminsky in Tuesday's special election?

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    Commit to vote for Yuh-Line Niou for Assembly

    This Tuesday, April 19th, is the presidential primary across New York State -- but there's also an important special election happening in Assembly District 65 in Lower Manhattan.

    Yuh-Line Niou has been a lifelong advocate for low income and immigrant families. Her victory could send shockwaves through Albany as only the second NY state legislator to be elected on the WFP line. The New York Times endorsed Yuh-Line, calling her the "far better candidate" in the race.

    Will you commit to vote for Yuh-Line Niou on the Working Families Party line in Tuesday's special election?

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    Connecticut voters want paid family leave, but legislative leadership refuses to take action.

    Call the leaders of the legislature and tell them we need paid family leave now:

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    RSVP to help DC win a $15 minimum wage!

    WHAT: DCfor15 Ballot Signature Gathering
    WHERE: One Judiciary Square - 441 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
    WHEN: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM
    WHO: DCfor15 supporters and DC Working Families activists.

    Let us know you're coming:

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    Working Families Political Revolution Celebration 

    Join the Working Families Party to honor volunteers, candidates and all who have supported the Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign in Las Vegas.

    Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 
    3pm-5pm

    Free admission! Venue Information to be provided on registering along with parking information.

    Let us know you're coming:

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    Tell Verizon's CEO Lowell McAdam: Settle a fair contract with Verizon and Verizon Wireless workers now!

    Add your name to stand in solidarity with striking Verizon workers:

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    Tell your legislators to pass SB 221!

    No one should have to choose between caring for their families and their paycheck!

    Sign here and urge your legislators to create a Paid Family and Medical Leave program:

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    TELL SENATOR DELORES KELLEY TO ACT ON EARNED SICK LEAVE

    Today is the last day of the Maryland General Assembly session and our last day to pass Earned Sick Leave for 700,00 Marylanders.

    The Earned Sick Leave bill is in committee, but it's not unusual to move a big bill from committee to the Senate floor on the last day of the session.

    For that to happen, we need everyone on the committee to vote on the bill and your Senator is standing in the way!

    Tell Senator Kelley: Vote YES on Earned Sick Leave TODAY.

    Send her a letter using the form below:

  • Pass the Low Wage Employer Fee!

    Large, profitable, corporations are paying poverty wages and taxpayers are footing the bill. Corporations must pay their fair share!


    Sign here and urge your legislator to support SB 391:

     

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    Add your name!

    Tell CNN: Ask Bernie and Hillary About the Panama Papers!

    Add your name below:

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    TELL SENATE PRESIDENT MIKE MILLER TO ACT ON EARNED SICK LEAVE

    After 4 hard-fought years, we got the House to vote on Earned Sick Leave, and it passed 84-54.

    This is a rare chance to make sure Maryland’s working families get a chance to earned paid sick days, but Senate President Miller wants to wait until next year.

    Tell Senate President Miller: We need to act on Earned Sick Leave NOW.

    Send him a letter using the form below:

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    TELL SENATE PRESIDENT MIKE MILLER TO ACT ON EARNED SICK LEAVE


    CALL (301) 858-3700

    Tell him:

    “My name is [NAME] from [TOWN], Maryland.

    Right now, more than 700,000 hardworking Marylanders are unable to earn a single paid sick day. I am calling to urge you to hold a vote on the Healthy Working Families Act (HB580 and SB472).

    Constituents like me understand why the ability to earn paid sick days makes good common sense. When sick people stay home, the spread of illness slows. Children recover faster when their parents are able to care for them. And, families with access to paid sick days more likely to be able to make ends meet.

    Please do the right thing by holding a vote on the Healthy Working Families Act.”

    After the call, tell us how it went:

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    WFP4Bernie

    Watch the 4/14 New York debate with #WFP4Bernie!

    Sign up below to attend or host a watch party:

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    WFP4Bernie

    Watch the 4/14 New York debate with #WFP4Bernie!

    Sign up below to attend or host a watch party:

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    Congrats New York on Passing $15 and Paid Family Leave!


    Add your name:

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    Clark County WFP County Convention Meet-Up 

    Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
    9am-8pm

    Cashman Center
    850 Las Vegas Boulevard North
    Las Vegas, NV 89101

    Let us know you're coming:

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    RSVP

    Thurgood Marshall Academy
    2427 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE,
    Washington, District of Columbia 20020
    1:30-3:30PM

    Let us know you're coming:

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    RSVP

    Trinity Washington University
    125 Michigan Ave NE,
    Washington, District of Columbia 20017
    6:30-8:30PM

    Let us know you're coming:

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    Sign up as a Nevada Working Families Party member! Anyone can join, as long as you share our progressive values.


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    Volunteer to Get Out The Vote for WIWFP Candidates!


    WHAT: GOTV for WIWFP Candidates.
    WHEN: Saturday, April 2 - Tuesday April 5. 10am-8pm daily. 
    WHERE: Wisconsin Jobs Now, 1862 W Fond Du Lac Ave Milwaukee, WI 53205.
    WHO: Wisconsin WFP supporters, allies, and activists.


    Choose a volunteer shift below:

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    Sign Up for Pennsylvania Working Families' first Lehigh Valley Progressive Pipeline Meeting!


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    RSVP to make calls for Chris Larson!


    WHAT: Call Out The Vote for Chris Larson
    WHEN: Thursday, March 31, 7-8PM ET/ 6-8PM CT / 5-7PM MT / 4-6PM PT
    WHERE: Your home
    WHO: Working Families & Democracy for America supporters, allies, and activists.


    RSVP below:

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    Add your name!

    Ask Hillary Clinton to Debate Bernie Sanders in New York!

    Add your name below:

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    Add your name!

    Ask Hillary Clinton to Debate Bernie Sanders in New York!

    Add your name below:

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    Join the Political Revolution!
    Sign now to volunteer for upcoming phonebanks, canvasses and rallies.


    To watch the live stream, click here!

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    Join WI #WFP4Bernie to get out the vote for Bernie!

    Add your name below:

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    RSVP to a Future to Believe in Rally with Bernie Sanders!
    Saturday, March 26th at 1pm
    Alliant Energy Center
    1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713

    Let us you can make it by adding your name below:

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    The State Legislature introduced a bill that would let an unelected commission of city and state appointees take control of Hartford's budget. Now, the Hartford City Council has introduced a resolution to support the takeover.  

    Write to the City Council and tell them we don't support the plan to take over Hartford's budget:

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    Tell the Maryland House of Delegates: We need a stronger EITC that works for all of us, not a tax giveaway for the wealthy!

    The Maryland General Assembly wanted to strengthen our state's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which helps working people who struggle to make ends meet. 

    But then this simple plan to help those who need it most got hijacked. Some legislators introduced language that will give a tax break to the wealthiest 1% of Marylanders while giving the rest of us almost nothing.

    The Maryland State Senate already approved the deal. We need to stop this corrupted version of the EITC before it passes the House of Delegates and pass one that helps those who are truly in need.

    Send them a letter using the form below:

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    Tell Maryland General Assembly: Pass the Healthy Working Families Act!

    Right now, 40% of our state’s workforce cannot afford to recover when they get sick. That means they have to make the impossible choice between their job and their health. This is inexcusable.

    It's more important than ever that you contact your legislator. Tell them to pass the Healthy Working Families Act!

    Send them a letter using the form below:

  • Help build a political revolution in New Jersey!


    I'm interested in running for my vacant County Committee seat this year.


    Sign up to learn more: 

  • Tell the legislature they don't get to control Hartford's budget

    The legislature just introduced a bill that would create a select commission with a handful of city and state appointees to control Hartford's budget. This newly formed commission would have the power to make changes to the way Hartford spends its money, affect money our schools get, and take away the right to collective bargaining agreements for unions.


    This is unconscionable. We elected a Mayor and a City Council to Govern our City, not some commission made up of political appointees. 

    Write to your legislators and tell them they don't get to control Hartford's budget:

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    It's time to #ResignRahm!

    Join the Working Families Party and United Working Families in telling Rahm Emanuel to resign. Add your name below:

  • Keep NJ school drinking water lead free

    Recently, thirty school district buildings in the City of Newark tested positive for elevated levels of lead in drinking water. The culprit: aging pipes and a crumbling water infrastructure that run throughout our state, and that haven't been replaced in generations.

    Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has proposed a simple fix that will help the state to protect all of New Jersey's children. NJ legislators should support the Smart Container Act (A2281), which would create a $.10 deposit on plastic and aluminum bottles. Consumers pay an extra ten cents per bottle, but can reclaim that deposit if they return the bottle for recycling. Mayor Baraka called for whatever funds aren't reclaimed to go to water infrastructure projects needed across our state, including public schools.

    Tell your legislators to support this common sense fix and help keep our kids' drinking water lead free! 

  • Victory for earned sick time in Plainfield!

     With a vote of 5-1, the Plainfield Council passed an ordinance that allows private sector workers to earn between 3 and 5 days of paid sick time. That means the 10,000 working people in Plainfield who previously lacked paid sick time will no longer have to choose between their paycheck and their health or the health of their family.  

    Even though 80 percent of Plainfield residents think everyone should earn paid sick time, voting for this ordinance was an act of political courage. Business waged a massive campaign to mislead the public about the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers under this bill. We should thank our elected leaders for standing up to the business lobby and doing what's right for their constituents. 

  • Victory for earned sick time in Plainfield!

    With a vote of 5-1, the Plainfield Council passed an ordinance that allows private sector workers to earn between 3 and 5 days of paid sick time. That means the 10,000 working people in Plainfield who previously lacked paid sick time will no longer have to choose between their paycheck and their health or the health of their family.  

    Even though 80 percent of Plainfield residents think everyone should earn paid sick time, voting for this ordinance was an act of political courage. Business waged a massive campaign to mislead the public about the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers under this bill. We should thank our elected leaders for standing up to the business lobby and doing what's right for their constituents. 

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    Elect Yuh-Line Niou to State Assembly on the WFP line!


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    Clark County WFP Launch Party 

    Saturday, March 19th, 2016
    2-4PM
    The Old School Brewing Company
    8410 West Desert Inn
    Las Vegas, NV 89117

    Let us know you're coming:

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    Tell the Newark City Council: Establish a permanent Civilian Complaint Review Board!


    Add your name:

  • Newark Needs a Police Review Board

    Groundbreaking civil rights legislation is up for a vote in Newark on Wednesday. If it passes, the strongest civilian complaint review board in the country will permanently oversee the Newark Police Department. 

    The Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) will have independent oversight of the Newark Police Department. It can investigate individual cases of police misconduct as well as departmental policies and conduct. It’s made up of dedicated Newark community servants nominated by local community groups and the City Council. Tell the Newark Council to vote YES on Wendesday. And if you want to attend the historic vote yourself, here are the details: 

    Wednesday, March 16 @ 6:00PM
    City Council Chamber
    920 Broad Street
    Newark, NJ 07102
     

  • Tell your legislators you took the pledge!

    Thanks for taking the pledge to vote on WESA issues on April 26.

    Now, can you tell your legislators you're going to vote by sending them this digital postcard?

  • Tell your legislators you took the pledge!

    Thanks for taking the pledge to vote on WESA issues on April 26.

    Now, can you tell your legislators you're going to vote by sending them this digital postcard?

  • Tell your legislators you took the pledge!

    Thanks for taking the pledge to vote on WESA issues on April 26.

    Now, can you tell your legislators you're going to vote by sending them this digital postcard?

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    RSVP to the #WFP4Bernie Call!

    The call will be THIS FRIDAY (March 11th) at 7pm Eastern Time. I'll email you the conference line number on Friday morning. Sign up below:

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    Tell Chariman Phil Mendelson: Schedule a Vote for the new Board Of Elections nominees!

    The big business opponents of our minimum wage ballot initiative are claiming in a lawsuit that the DC Board of Elections isn’t properly constituted. It’s an absurd argument but one that threatens our democracy. We’re fighting back but we need your help.

    While we continue our fight in the courts, it’s important that the DC Council votes to confirm the new Board of Elections nominees so we can get our minimum wage initiative on the ballot. 

    We need Chairman Mendelson to schedule a vote ASAP. Please ask him to act today using the form below. 

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    Tell State Senators DeFrancisco and Gallivan: Don’t stand in the way of a raise for 3 million New Yorkers. Pass a $15 minimum wage!


    New York stands on the brink of history. Over the next few weeks, we could become the first state in the nation to pass a statewide $15 minimum wage. But two state senators are standing in the way.

    Tell State Senators John DeFrancisco and Patrick Gallivan: Don’t stand in the way of a raise for 3 million New Yorkers. Pass a $15 minimum wage!

    Add your name:

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    Sign the petition to the Princeton Council:


    Don't make backroom deals weakening paid sick days for working families in Princeton!


    Add your name: 

  • We need Paid Family & Medical Leave!

    On Tuesday, March 8th, the Labor Committee will hold a hearing on Paid Family & Medical Leave.

    Take a minute to write to our legislators and tell them why you think we need to create a paid family and medical leave program.

    In your letter, state your opinion about paid family and medical leave first. You can use the bill number, SB 221, in your statement (ie: I support SB 221, Please pass SB 221, etc):

    Be personal. Your stories and opinions matter to legislators. Include your own experiences. 

    Here are some key points you can include in your letter:

    • Our workplace leave policies aren't working.
    • Nearly half of all workers in the United States aren't covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act, and can be fired for taking extended time off for medical emergencies, or caring for a seriously ill family member or new baby.
    • The vast majority of workers who do have access to unpaid leave do not take the time off they need because they cannot afford to lose out on their salaries.
    • Only 12% of workers in the United States have access to any amount of paid maternity leave.
    • The United States is the only advanced country without paid maternity leave. Many countries also grant paid paternity leave.
    • We must create a paid family and medical leave program so worker can take time off to treat serious illnesses, care for family members, and care for new children.
    • You shouldn't have to worry about lost income in an already stressful time of treating a medical issue or caring for a seriously ill family member.
    • Workers shouldn't have to choose between their health and their paycheck.

    Please fill in the box below with your letter to the Labor Committee.

    DO NOT HIT SUBMIT UNTIL YOU WRITE SOMETHING IN THE LETTER BOX:

  • Tell your legislators you took the pledge!

    Thanks for taking the pledge to vote on WESA issues on April 26.

    Now, can you tell your legislators you're going to vote by sending them this digital postcard?

  • Vote "No" on SB 1533 Amendments

     Oregon's elected leadership in the Senate are being held captive by special interests and their own desire to pass a bill to show they're doing something about the housing crisis. Any good intentions from decision makers to enact fixes for our housing crisis are being trampled by insider wheeling and dealing in Salem.

    We cannot afford to let failed policies that put the profits of developers ahead of the needs of the community to continue. Tell your Senator that we can do better, and should do better, for working families across the state of Oregon.

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    Free bus from Philly to volunteer for Bernie Sanders in Virginia -- SUNDAY, February 28, 8:00AM - 10:00PM.
    RSVP: Join #WFP4Bernie volunteers to knock on doors for Bernie in Virginia!


    Reserve your spot:

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    Tell the DC City Council: End DC's own version of Citizens United. 

    A loophole in DC campaign finance law allows corporations to make limitless contributions to a candidate’s SuperPAC in non-election years. It's like DC's own version of Citizens United. Corporations drown out the voice of regular people by flooding our elections with unlimited money in an attempt to buy elections. We've seen this happen at the national level and we need to make sure it doesn't happen here at home.

    If we want to get big money out of politics we need the Council to act.
    The Council is debating how far they should go towards reigning in special interests. Last December, we helped introduce DC Fair Elections legislation. Our legislation would match small donor contributions with limited public funds to candidates who voluntarily forgo large and corporate contributions.

    Ask the Council to act NOW and end this loophole and pass Fair Elections. Tell the Council: End DC's version of Citizens United!

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    Join #WFP4Bernie!

    Thousands of Working Families Party activists across the country will be volunteering for the Bernie Sanders campaign this weekend. Join us to knock on doors and call voters in Idaho, Utah and Arizona!
    Sign up below:

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    Become a WFP4Bernie volunteer!

    Sign up below:

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    The Ballad of DC for $15

    DJ, gimme a beat...

    Now, this is a story all about how

    Our ballot initiative got flipped-turned upside down

    And I'd like to take a minute

    Just sit right there

    I'll tell you how we got into this sordid affair.


    In Washington DC born and raised

    We wanted you to vote on a $15 minimum wage.

    We'd gather signatures, it'd be real cool

    90% of DC wanted the city to rule.

    Then big business got up to no good

    Started making trouble in the neighborhood.

    They took us into court and the judge got scared

    He said 'You need to get the Board of Elections thing all squared.'


    Now we're asking City Council to do the right thing:

    Appoint a BoE Chair to get things in swing.

    And, if you want to help us raise the minimum wage

    Please sign the letter on this action page.

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    Free volunteer bus to GOTV for Bernie Sanders in Nevada -- Friday, February 19, 8:00AM - 10:00PM.

    RSVP: Join #WFP4Bernie volunteers to knock on doors for Bernie in Nevada!


    Reserve your spot:

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    Tell President Barack Obama: 
    Draft Elizabeth Warren to be our next Supreme Court Justice!


    Complete the form below:

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    Host a phone banking party for Bernie Sanders
    for South Carolina and Nevada!


    Complete the form below:

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    Sign the petition to the New Jersey Legislature:


    Raise NJ's minimum wage to $15 by 2021!


    Add your name: 

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    Thank the Maryland State Senate 
    for doing the right thing! 

    Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed a bill that restored the right to vote for Marylanders with felony convictions as soon as they're released. 

    On Tuesday, the Maryland State Senate voted to override the veto and restored voting rights to 40,000 ex-felons.

    Write an email thanking the Maryland State Senate for doing the right thing.

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    Recently nine business groups penned an open letter to Governor Malloy asking him to let them help "fix" some of the economic problems they see facing the state. This is absurd. Corporations already exert a tremendous amount of control over our government. We need them to be less involved, not more. This is a democracy, not a corporatocracy!

    Write to these business groups and tell them we don't want their "help":

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    Tell Councilmember McDuffie: Schedule a Confirmation Hearing for a new Board Of Elections Chair.

    The big business opponents of our minimum wage ballot initiative are claiming in a lawsuit that the DC Board of Elections isn’t properly constituted. It’s an absurd argument but one that threatens our democracy. We’re fighting back but we need your help.

    While we continue our fight in the courts, it’s important that a new chairperson be confirmed as soon as possible. The Mayor has already nominated someone to lead the agency and it’s vital they are in place before this court case is decided.

    We need Councilmember McDuffie, chair of the Committee on the Judiciary, to schedule a hearing for the Mayor’s nominee as soon as possible. Once a hearing is scheduled, the Council can move forward with the confirmation process and we can get back on track.

    Please ask Councilmember McDuffie to act today using the form below. 

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    Come help Bernie win New Hampshire!

    SIGN UP HERE TO MAKE PHONE CALLS TO NEW HAMPSHIRE VOTERS AND GET OUT THE VOTE:

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    Sign the petition to the NJ Legislature:


    PETITION: Say No to any TTF Deal that Repeals the Estate Tax!


    Add your name: 

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    RSVP: Free Screening of Where to Invade Next
    with Michael Moore!
    Monday, February 8th at 6pm
    The Chubb Theater, 44 South Main Street
    Concord, New Hampshire 03301


    RSVP below:

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    Free volunteer bus to GOTV for Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire -- Monday, February 8th:

    RSVP: Get on the #WFP4Bernie bus to knock on doors for Bernie in New Hampshire!


    Reserve your spot:

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    RSVP: Get on the New Jersey Working Families bus to knock on doors for Bernie in NYC!


    Add your name:

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    RSVP to the Milwaukee County Executive Debate!


    WHAT: Milwaukee County Executive Debate
    WHEN: Thursday, February 3, at 6PM
    WHERE: Washington Park Senior Center 
    4420 W. Vliet, Milwaukee, WI 53208
    WHO: Wisconsin WFP supporters, allies, and activists.
    (Standing room only.)


    RSVP below:

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    RSVP: Join WFP to deliver petitions for Bernie in NYC!


    Add your name:

  • No More Compromises on Wages

    The short legislative session kicks off today and business lobbyists are not wasting time trying to undercut wage increases for hardworking Oregonians. It is critical that your legislators hear from you today. Let them know that Oregon needs to raise wages in 2016!

    Conservative Democrats are already giving in to business interests and trying to water down wages for workers across the state. They need to hear from you, send them a message today!

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    RSVP to the #MarchForBernie in NYC on Saturday, Jan. 30!


    Add your name:

  • Pass Paid Sick Days for Plainfield Now!

    For over a year, business groups have stonewalled a common sense law that would ensure everyone working in Plainfield could earn paid sick time  to care for themselves or their family in the event of an illness. Enough is enough. Eleven other NJ cities have passed paid sick days laws, and it's time for Plainfield to join them!

    Tell Mayor Mapp and Council President Storch to push for paid sick days in Plainfield.

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    RSVP: Behind the Scenes in Iowa with Paige Lower
    Thursday, January 28th at 9pm Eastern


    RSVP below:

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    Tell the Maryland Senate: 
    Override the Governor's veto and "Unlock the Vote!" 

    In 2015, the Maryland General Assembly passed SB340/HB980, the "Unlock the Vote" Bill, to restore the right to vote to Marylanders with felony convictions as soon as they are released.

    These persons are living in our communities, paying taxes, and deserve to meaningfully participate in our democratic system.

    Governor Hogan vetoed this important civil rights bill. Tomorrow, it's on the Maryland State Senate to override the veto and give thousands of people the right to vote

    Write an email urging the Maryland State Senate to override the Governor's veto and "unlock the vote!"

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    RSVP to the FINAL Day of Action for WIWFP Candidates!


    WHAT: Day of Action to GOTV for WIWFP Candidates
    WHEN: Tomorrow, February 13 - 10am
    WHERE: MTEA 5130 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee WI, 53208
    WHO: Wisconsin WFP supporters, allies, and activists.


    RSVP below:

  • No more giveaways to the wealthy

    In his latest State of the State Address, Governor Christie called for yet another tax break for the state's wealthiest residents -- and worse, some Democrats applauded. Christie wants to eliminate the estate tax, which only applies to the state's wealthiest families. Every year, around 90 of the state's richest families would receive an average tax cut of $1.4 million.  

    Tell your legislators: NO MORE TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!
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    Tell the Maryland General Assembly: 
    Override the Governor's veto and "Unlock the Vote!" 

    In 2015, the Maryland General Assembly passed SB340/HB980, the "Unlock the Vote" Bill, to restore the right to vote to Marylanders with felony convictions as soon as they are released.

    These persons are living in our communities, paying taxes, and deserve to meaningfully participate in our democratic system.

    Governor Hogan vetoed this important civil rights bill. Tomorrow, the Maryland General Assembly will vote to override the veto and decide on whether to give thousands of people the right to vote

    Write an email urging the Maryland General Assembly to override the Governor's veto and "unlock the vote!"

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    Call Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie: Tell him you want a hearing on Fair Elections!


    Dial this number: (202) 724-7808

    Tell Councilmember McDuffie:

    "My name is [NAME], I live in the District. I am calling today to urge Councilmember McDuffie to schedule a hearing for the Fair Elections Program Act of 2015 as soon as possible."

    Report how the call went by filling out the form on the left.


    After the call, tell us how it went:

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    RSVP to the People's Platform Convening!


    WHAT: People's Platform Convening
    WHEN: Saturday, January 16th - 10 am to 3 pm
    WHERE: 1862 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee
    WHO: Leaders and activists from across movements for living wages & workers rights, immigrant justice, racial justice, public schools, public transit and public services


    RSVP below:

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    March in the MLK Day Parade with DC Working Families!


    MLK Day March
    St. Elizabeths East Campus
    1100 Alabama Avenue SE
    Washington, DC 20032

    Monday, January 18th, at 11:30 a.m. 


    RSVP below:

  • Why do you need Paid Family Leave?

    Whether you have to recover from a serious illness, care for an injured or sick family member, or welcome a new baby in to your family, nearly all of us will need some time off from work at some point in our lives. But few of us can afford to take time off when we need it, adding financial stress to an already difficult time. 

    Please take a minute to share why you need Paid Family and Medical Leave!

    What would it mean to you to have Paid Family and Medical Leave and not have to worry about losing income when you took time off? Has there been a time in your life when you needed to take time off but you could not afford to? Have you had to take time off and lost out on income or lost your job?

    Your legislators are certainly hearing from corporate lobbyists and special interests about why we can't have Paid Family and Medical Leave. Now they need to hear from you so they truly understand what is at stake. The more stories we can share with our legislators, the better they can push for a statewide paid family leave program.

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    Help elect WIWFP candidates!

    Sign up below to help Wisconsin Working Family Party elect these amazing candidates:

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    What did you think of The Atlantic article
    on the Working Families Party?

    Share your thoughts on The Atlantic article, "The Pugnacious, Relentless Progressive Party That Wants to Remake America," using the form below!

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    Tell D.C. City Councilmembers: 
    Support D.C. Fair Elections!

    In D.C. politics, a small group of donors with deep pockets has the biggest sway -- and many don't even live in the District!

    Six City Councilmembers are working to change that by supporting the D.C. Fair Elections -- a program that would help local candidates get public funds if they show that they have broad public support.

    Now, we just need to get the remaining legislators on-board. Your voice can make all the difference by showing just how important this law is to you.

    Write an email telling D.C. City Council to sponsor the D.C. Fair Elections legislation!

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    Who has inspired you to be an activist?


    Let us know below:

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    Sign the petition to the Democratic National Committee!


    PETITION: Run a fair primary by giving Bernie Sanders back his data!


    Sign the petition below:

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    Not feeling the Bern? We've still got plenty of important work!

    If you don't want to receive any further emails about Bernie Sanders' campaign, but would like to keep updated on our fights, simply complete this form. We'll continue to fight to raise the minimum wage, pass paid sick days and paid family leave, get big money out of politics, and for other important progressive goals.


  • Tell your legislators to put voting rights on the 2016 ballot!

    Last month, Chris Christie vetoed the "New Jersey Democracy Act," which would have modernized NJ's outdated voting laws and made it easier for people to register to vote and vote. New Jersey Legislators committed to putting the major provisions of the Democracy Act on the ballot for voters to decide. But if they don't act before Thursday, December 17, they will be giving Chris Christie the last word on our voting rights and letting our best chance at strengthening New Jersey's democracy die. 

    Tell your legislators to act now let New Jersey voters vote to strengthen their voting rights and those of their neighbors in November of 2016!
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    Sign the petition to J.R. Romano and the Connecticut Republican leadership.


    PETITION: Tell Connecticut Republicans they must actively oppose Donald Trump's candidacy.



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    TELL NETFLIX HOURLY AND PART TIME EMPLOYEES:


    Congratulations on winning paid family leave!


    Add your name below:

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    PETITION: I support a $15 minimum wage for DC!

    Add your name below:

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    No, I'd like to no longer recieve emails about supporting Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primary.

    Let us know and we'll sure to only contact you about our non-Presidential Primary work:

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    Yes, I'll stand with the Working Families Party and support Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primary!

    Add your name below so to let us know we can count on you:

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    Become a WFP4Bernie volunteer!

    Sign up below to help the Working Families Party elect Bernie Sanders for President:

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    VOTING IS CLOSED

    Be the first to hear about the
    Working Families Party endorsement!

    Sign up below to make sure you find out about our endorsement decision as soon as we announce it:

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    VOTING IS CLOSED

    Be the first to hear about the
    Working Families Party endorsement!

    Sign up below to make sure you find out about our endorsement decision as soon as we announce it:

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    $15 For Dane County!

    When Dane County Supervisors decide whether or not to set a $15 floor for our living wage ordinance, make sure they know you support $15.

    Use the template email below, add your own thoughts, or create your own message.

    Dane County could lead the way for $15 in Wisconsin by adopting a resolution by County Supervisor John Hendrick. With our voices joining together, we can make sure the County Board hears us and supports $15 for workers in our community.

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    If you don't want to receive any further emails about voting in the Working Families Party endorsement process simply complete this form.

    You can read more about the Working Families Party and being a member here.
     


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    Join as a Working Families Party member and be part of the #WFP4Bernie Revolution!

    Read the Working Families Party affirmation of support below, and if you agree, become a member. No dues are required. If you can afford it, we ask that you contribute $10 a month to fund the #WFP4Bernie revolution and help propel Bernie to victory.


  • Why do you need Paid Family Leave?

    On Tuesday, December 8th at 6 PM State Senator Beth Bye will hold a Community Forum on paid family leave at the West Hartford Town Hall, and she needs to hear from you.

    Please take a minute to share why you need Paid Family and Medical Leave!

    Whether you have to recover from a serious illness, care for an injured or sick family member, or welcome a new baby in to your family, nearly all of us will need some time off from work at some point in our lives. But few of us can afford to take time off when we need it, adding financial stress to an already difficult time. 

    What would it mean to you to have paid family and medical leave and not have to worry about losing money when you took time off? Has there been a time in your life when you needed to take time off but you could not afford to?

    Share your story with us and we'll make sure to pass it along to Senator Bye at the Public Forum on December 8th.

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    Thanks for signing! Now, can you join us at the delivery:


    Fair Elections Press Conference
    John A. Wilson Building
    Washington, DC 20004

    Tuesday, December 1, 8:30am


    RSVP below:

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    Sign the petition to DC City Councilmembers:


    PETITION: Take a stand against special interests and support fair elections legislation.


    Add your name below:

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    RSVP: Prince George's County WESA Community Forum

    January 9th, Saturday 10am till 12pm
    Location TBA


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    Sign the petition to Gov. Christie and the Board of the NY/NJ Port Authority:


    PETITION: Set a $15 an hour minimum wage for all airport workers in New York and New Jersey!


    Add your name:

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    Gov. Walker: Stop the disgusting rhetoric and open WI's doors to Syrian refugees fleeing ISIS.


    Governor Scott Walker is trying to close Wisconsin's doors to Syrian refugees fleeing the brutality of ISIS in search of a better life. That may score points with the Tea Party, but it doesn't reflect who we are as a state, or as a country.  


    Add your name:

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    Gov. Christie: Stop the disgusting rhetoric and open NJ's doors to Syrian refugees fleeing ISIS.


    Governor Christie is trying to close New Jersey's doors to Syrian refugees -- even five-year-old orphans -- fleeing the brutality of ISIS in search of a better life. That may score points with Tea Party Trump voters, but it doesn't reflect who we are as a state, or as a country.  


    Add your name:

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    Join NYC Mayor de Blasio for a tele-town hall on sustainability and climate change!


    TONIGHT, Tuesday, December 1st, 6:00-6:45pm ET


     Register below for call-in info:

  • Paid Sick Days for Princeton!
    Members of the Princeton Council: Make Princeton a fairer, healthier place to live by guaranteeing every worker's right to earn paid sick days that they can use to care for themselves or their family when illness strikes.

    Sign here:

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    DC Public Services Commission: Stop the Pepco-Exelon merger!

    DC Working Families activists like you stood against the Pepco-Exelon deal by submitting hundreds of comments to the Public Services Commission (PSC), attending hearings and rallying in the streets. And the PSC listened by unanimously rejecting the deal in August!

    We need the PSC to affirm their original decision and reject the Pepco-Exelon merger!

    Ask the PSC to reject Pepco-Exelon by submitting a comment to them below.

    (Note: You may get an auto-response message from the PSC that they are no longer accepting comments. We have spoken with the commission and they are accepting new comments, so make your voice heard!)

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    Legislators: Put the NJ Democracy Act on the ballot!


    Governor Christie has vetoed the New Jersey Democracy Act, which would reduce barriers to voting for millions. Put the Democracy Act on the November 2016 ballot and empower voters to strengthen their own voting rights! 


    Add your name:

  • Tell our elected officials: Don't eliminate commissions

     Governor Malloy has just suggested eliminating the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, the African American Afairs Commission, and all the other legislative commissions. These organizations do research, suggest policies, and advocate on behalf of groups of people in our state. Their work is critical, and it would be a huge loss if they are eliminated. 

    Sign below to send a letter to Governor Malloy and your state legislators telling them not to cut our legislative commissions! 

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    RSVP: Tell the PSC to stop the Pepco-Exelon merger!

    DC Public Service Commission Building, Commission’s hearing room
    1325 G Street, N.W., Suite 800. Washington DC.
    Tuesday, November 17th at 10am

    Let us know you're coming:

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    U.S. Department of Justice: Investigate Exxon!


    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman just launched an investigation into whether Exxon lied to investors and the public about climate change. It's time for the U.S. Department of Justice to join the fight to find the truth.


    Add your name:

  • Legislators: Don't give Chris Christie the last word on our voting rights!

    Chris Christie just vetoed a bill that would have modernized our outdated voting laws and made it easier than ever for eligible voters to vote and register to vote in New Jersey. The Democracy Act would have brought our voting practices into the 21st Century through by establishing automatic voter registration, online voter registration, early in-person voting and more!

    We can't let Christie's veto be the end of the story, or give him the last word on our voting rights. Fortunately, there's a path forward. New Jersey legislators are considering putting the major provisions of the groundbreaking Democracy Act on the November 2016 ballot -- and they're going to make their decision soon.

    Think about it: New Jerseyans would get a chance to vote on their own voting rights, and expand the right to vote for their fellow residents. If Christie's veto of the Democracy Act was cynical politics at its worst, putting voting rights on the ballot would be democracy at its best.

  • Stop the power grab in Hartford

    Hartford City Council President Shawn Wooden just introduced a resolution to let the City Council appoint the Registrars of Voters. It is a blatant and outrageous power grab by the Democratic political machine.

    This is totally outrageous!

    Sign the letter below and tell the City Council to vote down this absurd and offensive resolution on Monday night!

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    I’ll Fight for $15 on November 10th in NYC!


    Add your name:

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    Update your information


    Want to change your email address? Have you recently moved? 

    Update your contact information below so we can continue to keep you informed in the way you prefer about the campaigns that matter to you.

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    Sign the petition:


    FEC: I urge you to reject the Charter-Time Warner Cable merger. Consumers already struggle to pay our cable and Internet bills — and many of us can’t even afford to get connected in the first place. We need faster, more affordable Internet access — not another merger. 


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    Pledge to Vote YES on Paid Sick Days for All in Elizabeth this Nov. 3rd:


    I'm voting YES on the Paid Sick Days 'Public Question' so that people working in Elizabeth can take the time to care for themselves and their family when illness strikes.


    Add your name here:

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    Update your information 


    Let us know your correct address and zip code so we can send you appropriate updates in the future.


     Update your info:

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    Yes, I can help get out the vote for WFP candidates! 


    Let us know when you are available to volunteer on the days leading up to and including Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd. 


     Add your name:

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    Make a plan to vote! 


    Tuesday, November 3rd, is Election Day in cities and towns across New York state. What's your plan to vote? 


     Make your plan here:

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    How is your Verizon Service?


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    I support a $15 minimum wage for all New Yorkers!


    Add your name:

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    Sign the petition to Rep. Paul Ryan:


    We demand that you give all Americans the same paid family leave you're asking for as Speaker of the House.


    Sign on and tell us how you can help using the form below:

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    Tell Mayor Muriel Bowser: I'm disappointed in your decision. 

    What the heck?! Mayor Muriel Bowser ignored DC voters and cut a deal with Exelon to pass the Pepco-Exelon merger. 

    Email the Mayor and tell her you're disappointed that she accepted Exelon's power grab and refused to stand with DC residents.

    Please customize the note below before you submit. Include your:

    • Name
    • Why you oppose the merger
  • No more tax cuts for NJ's wealthy!

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Republican legislators are trying to secure yet another tax cut for the wealthy. They want to precondition any gas tax increase intended to fix our crumbling roads and bridges on cuts to taxes on inherited wealth. It's a terrible proposal that will give NJ’s wealthiest another tax cut, raise taxes on working families, and blow a hole in our finances.

    The deal goes like this: Republicans would agree to hike the gas tax to fix NJ’s crumbling roads and bridges, but only if Democrats agree to cut or eliminate the state inheritance and estate taxes. Chris Christie recently called this ridiculous proposal 'tax fairness.' But what it would really be is Robin Hood in reverse. While everyone would pay for a gas tax increase, just one in ten estates is subject to the estate and inheritance taxes. Most of the revenue comes from estates of $1 million or more. 

    Tell your legislators: No more tax cuts for the wealthy. 

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    The MTA is trying to silence #RaiseTheWage!

    Amalgamated Bank wanted to let New Yorkers know about their support for raising the minimum wage through a series of subway ads like this. But the MTA just took all of their ads down -- claiming they were too "political" in nature.

    #RaiseTheWage Ad

    Tell the MTA: Don't silence #RaiseTheWage!

    Add your name:

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    Sign the petition:


    Members of Congress, we urge you to vote NO on HR 1737 and let the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continue to do its job regulating the car loan industry to make sure it's free of racial discrimination. 


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    RSVP!
    Wisconsin H.Q. Launch Party 

    Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
    5-7PM
    413 N. 2nd St., Suite 125, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    RSVP to the Wisconsin H.Q. Launch!

    Let us know you're coming:

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    Tell Families for Excellent Schools: Take down your attack ad!

    A corporate charter school group is using an unlimited flow of dark money from hedge fund billionaires to launch a political attack against Mayor de Blasio. We need to have a real and honest debate on how to best educate all New York children. But we can’t have that debate with these types of irresponsible attack ads saturating the airwaves. Add your name and tell Families for Excellent Schools: take down this ad now.

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    Join Our Efforts to Bring Positive Change to Bucks County!


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    Join NJ Working Families today!


    NJ Working Families is a grassroots independent political organization fighting for a New Jersey that works for everyone, not just the wealthy and well connected. Together we’re building a movement of working families to fight for economic and social justice in the Garden State.

    Want to join thefight for fairer taxes, higher wages, paid sick days for all, and strengthening voting rights? Sign up below. 


    Sign up here:

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    Gov. Christie & NJ Legislators: Raise the minimum wage.


    A New Jerseyan working full-time on $8.38 makes $18,000 a year. That has to cover groceries, rent, transportation, and heating in the winter. Workers around the country are fighting for – and winning – much higher wages. The Fight for $15 has won astonishing victories in Seattle and San Francisco, and in New York Governor Cuomo just announced his support for a statewide $15 an hour minimum wage.

    New Jersey’s minimum wage is still too low for a high cost state, and we’re falling behind when we should be leading. Tell Gov. Christie and the New Jersey Legislature it’s time to raise the wage in New Jersey again.


    Add your name:

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    New York Republicans: The Party of Trump?

    New York's own Donald Trump has rocketed to the top of the Republican primary race while spewing racist, anti-immigrant attacks.

    But the most powerful elected Republican in New York state government still hasn't denounced Trump. Can you email Senate Majority Leader Flanagan to help us find out where he stands?

    Enter your message and it will be delivered directly to State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan:

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    Call the Federal Reserve!


    Enter your phone number below, and you will immediately receive a call from Fed Up organizer, Ady Barkan. He will give you brief instructions before connecting you to the Federal Reserve public comment line. 


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    Last chance to stop the Pepco-Exelon merger

    Community Meeting with Deputy Mayor Courtney R. Snowden
    1701 Gales St. NE, Washington, DC 20002 
    Monday, August 3rd, at 6:30PM

    Let us know you're coming:

  • Take the lead on "Ban the Box"

    Tell Mayor Hales and the Portland City Council to take the lead on ending employment discrimination for the formely incarcerated and expand "ban the box."  Applying for a job is only the first step and the statewide bill does not cover discrimination during the interview process. The City of Portland has an opportunity to pass a ‘ban the box’ ordinance that fills-in these gaps by allowing potential employees to be evaluated for their qualifications throughout the entirety of the hiring process.

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    Mayor Muriel Bowser: Stand with DC residents and reject Pepco-Exelon.

    In a clear victory for consumers and the environment, D.C. denied Exelon’s takeover of Pepco.

    Unfortunately, the win could be short-lived if Mayor Muriel Bowser decides to pursue a new deal with the megautility.

    Email the Mayor and tell her to stand with DC residents and reject Exelon’s Power Grab.

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    • Name
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    Phone Bank for Rebecca Lynch!


    Join us to help get out the vote for Rebecca in her special primary eleciton for City Council!

    Where: WFP HQ, 1 Metrotech Center North, 11th Floor, Brooklyn, NY
    When: Wednesday 9/9, any time from 11am-8pm

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    Sign the petition to Congress:


    I want you to stand with Planned Parenthood! Defend, not defund, healthcare.


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    DELIVERY EVENT:


    Netflix: Give all your workers unlimited paid family leave!
    Tuesday, Sept 1 at 12pm PST
    Netflix Headquarters, 100 Winchester Circle, Los Gatos, CA 95032


    Let us know if you can make it:

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    Watch Marina Dimitrijevic on UpFront with Mike Gousha!

    Click here to watch the interview!


    Then share your thoughts on how she did below:

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    1) Dial this number: 1-800-585-7265

    2) When you reach a customer service rep, read this message: 

    "Hello, I'm ________ and rather than reporting a service issue, I'm calling to demand that Netflix extend it's unlimited, up-to-one-year paid family leave to ALL Netflix employees -- not just those in the streaming service. I want Netflix to be a true leader in employee benefit policy and give their workers the peace of mind they need to raise a family." 

    Tell them if you are a Netflix subscriber. 

    3) Report how the call went below. It's important to know how many people called, so we can report the ongoing pressure to the press.


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    1) Dial this number: 310-734-2958

    2) When you reach a person or a voicemail box, read this message: 

    "Hello, I'm calling for Johnathan Friedland, my name is ________ and I'm calling to demand that Netflix extend it's unlimited, up-to-one-year paid family leave to ALL Netflix employees -- not just those in the streaming service. I want Netflix to be a true leader in employee benefit policy and give their workers the peace of mind they need to raise a family." 

    Tell them if you are a Netflix subscriber. 

    3) Report how the call went below. It's important to know how many people called, so we can report the ongoing pressure to the press.


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    Tell the Federal Reserve:


    Don't raise interest rates! The recovery is not over and many Americans are still struggling. Now is not the time to declare victory.


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    Tell Family Care to raise wages and provide better working conditions!

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    Tell PA State Legislators to Pass Paid Sick Leave for All Pennsylvanians.


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    Netflix: Give all your workers unlimited paid family leave!


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    Call Mayor Muriel Bowser: Tell her to reappoint Sandra Frye


    Dial this number: (202) 727-5141

    Tell Mayor Bowser:

    "My name is [NAME], I live in the District and I am calling today to extend my support for the re-appointment of Ms. Sandra Frye as the People’s Council for the District of Columbia. Thank you."

    Report how the call went by filling out the form on the left.


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    Join the winning team in DC!

    Help fight for a DC that works for all of us.
    Sign up as a DC Working Families member today!

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    SIGN THE PETITION:


    I support raising the minimum wage to $15 in Washington, D.C.!


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    RSVP: August 4 Lake Placid Public Service Commission Hearing


    RSVP here:

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    Last chance to stop the Pepco-Exelon merger

    Community Meeting with Deputy Mayor Courtney R. Snowden
    1701 Gales St. NE, Washington, DC 20002 
    Monday, August 3rd, at 6:30PM

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    RSVP: August 13 Albany Public Service Commission Hearing


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    RSVP: August 11 Poughkeepsie Public Service Commission Hearing


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    RSVP: August 6 Syracuse Public Service Commission Hearing


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    Tell Gov. Cuomo and the NY Labor Commissioner: I support $15 for fast-food workers!


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    Tell the NY Wage Board: Don't Leave Upstate Behind on $15!


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    RSVP: August 5 Buffalo Public Service Commission Hearing


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    RSVP: July 29 Binghamton Public Service Commission Hearing


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    RSVP: July 28 Utica Public Service Commission Hearing


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    Tell Verizon to expand their FiOS service
    to underserved areas in PA.


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    Tell Comcast to Improve Speeds and Lower Prices for Everyone


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    Rhode Island state legislators:
    Thank you for raising the wage for tipped workers!


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    RSVP: July 15 NYC Public Service Commission Hearing


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    The Democrats are debating tonight at 8PM Eastern!

    Tell us what you think about the 2016 Democratic Presidential candidates using the form below!:

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    Tell New York's billionaire hedge funders:


    Don't push for austerity in Puerto Rico!


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    NJ Legislators: Force Chris Christie to Resign.


    What would you do with a full time employee who skips work half the time? Well, that’s what New Jerseyans have with Chris Christie. Instead of doing his job, our governor spent half of the last six months gallivanting around the country in a longshot presidential bid. New Jersey is fed up, and rightly so.

    Over half of his own constituents want Christie to resign immediately, and now two legislators have announced that they will introduce a bill to force his hand. But if we want to see it pass, the rest of the legislature needs to hear from us.


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    Demand Justice for Eric Garner and Ramarley Graham!

    July 18th: Demand Justice For Eric Garner and Transformation of the Justice System!

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     Tell your elected officials to demand that Verizon invest in FiOS high speed Internet in Baltimore City! 


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    NJ to America: "Trust us, you don't want what Chris Christie is selling."


    Gov. Chrisite just announced that he's running for president. His slogan? "Telling it like it is." 

    Christie will travel the country trying to spin a failed record, but working families in his own state know better. We're 46th in economic growth, 1st in foreclosures, and everywhere working families are paying more, getting less, and looking for jobs that are nowhere to be found. But most Americans don't know the real story -- and they won't unless we speak out.

    Add your name to our petition. If Chris Christie's wrongheaded policies have made life harder for you, say so in the comments and we'll use your stories to spread the word about our Governor's failed record. 


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    Tell the Public Service Commission: All New Yorkers need reliable, affordable internet service!


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    Sign the card to Montgomery County Council:


     Thank you for doing right by workers and passing one of the strongest paid sick days laws in the nation!


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    Tell President Obama and the U.S. Treasury:


    Use your votes in the International Monetary Fund to press for a just and democratic solution to the crisis in Greece.


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    VICTORY: Fast-Food Workers Win $15 in New York!


    The New York Wage Board just listened to fast-food workers -- and recommended a $15 wage for the fast-food industry in New York. Sign our card to congratulate the workers on the front lines of this fight who just won the biggest victory yet in the Fight for $15!


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  • Tell your State Senator to protect & strengthen voting rights in NJ!

    On Monday, the New Jersey State Senate will vote on a bill that could protect and strengthen voting rights, modernize our voting laws and make it easier than ever for working families to vote.

    Tell your State Senator to vote YES on S-50 and put the NJ Democracy Act on Governor Christie's desk. 
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    Tell the Legislature to eliminate unfair drug-free zones!

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    Sign the petition to the:


     You just traded working families for a corporate power grab on our economy. Shame on you. 


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     Thank you for standing with working families and voting against "fast tracking" the TPP.


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    Tell the Wage Board: Fast-food workers deserve $15 an hour!


    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a plan to dramatically raise pay for hundreds of thousands of fast-food workers across New York state.

    The two and a half year movement for $15 and union rights has changed the politics of the country, and made $15 a baseline for what working people need to support themselves and their families. In response, Gov. Cuomo has convened a three-person Wage Board to decide on a substantial increase in fast-food worker pay.

    Let's make New York the first state in the union with a $15 wage for fast-food workers! Add your name below and tell the Wage Board: It's time for $15 in New York.


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    Tell Secretary Hillary Clinton:


    I want you to come out against "fast tracking" the Trans-Pacific Partnership.


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    Tell the NY Wage Board: Fast-Food Workers Need $15 NOW!


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  • Don't freeze pay for tipped workers in Montgomery County!

    Montgomery County Council: Don't freeze pay for tipped workers!

    Submit your comment below! Please customize the note below before you submit.

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    Tell the Wage Board: Fast-food workers deserve $15 an hour!


    To: The New York State Wage Board:

    All fast-food workers deserve $15 an hour. I call on the New York Wage Board to raise fast-food wages in New York state to $15 today so fast-food workers can pay their rent and feed their families.


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  • CTWFO Malloy budget meeting
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    Tell Governor Malloy & other state legislators we need a fair budget!

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    Rally for $15 at the Albany Wage Board hearing!

    Gov. Cuomo’s Wage Board is holding hearings across NY state to decide whether to raise fast-food wages – potentially giving a raise to 180,000 New Yorkers. Monday is Albany's turn. Join us to tell the wage board: it's time for $15!

    When: Monday, 6/22/2015 (rally at 9am, hearing begins at 10am)
    Where: Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12210 (Rally at the well in Legislative Office Building, hearing in Meeting Room B)

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    Rally for $15 at the Long Island Wage Board hearing!

    Gov. Cuomo’s Wage Board is holding hearings across NY state to decide whether to raise fast-food wages – potentially giving a raise to 180,000 New Yorkers. Thursday is Long Island's turn. Join us to tell the wage board: it's time for $15!

    When: Thursday, 6/18/2015 (Meetup at 10:30am, rally at 11am, hearing begins at 12 noon)
    Where: Nassau Community College, College Center Building, Multi-Purpose Room
    1 Education Drive, Garden City, NY 11530
    (Click for map)

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    Why Educators Should Run
    Who: Zephyr Teachout, WFP’s Phill Leber, moderated by Randy Gunther
    When: Wednesday, June 17th, 5pm
    Where: NYSUT HQ Auditorium, 800 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY

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  • Protect Voting Rights in NJ!

    New legislation could ensure access to the ballot box for thousands of NJ residents!


    NJ Legislators & Gov. Christie: "Support the NJ Democracy Act to modernize voting and protect voting rights in NJ!."


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    Why Educators Should Run
    Who: Zephyr Teachout, WFP's Jesse Lenney, and more
    When: Saturday, June 13th, 12pm
    Where: NYSUT Office, 100 West Church Street, Suite 200, Elmira, NY 14901

    RSVP here:

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    Rally for $15 at the NYC Wage Board hearing!

    Gov. Cuomo’s Wage Board is holding hearings across NY state to decide whether to raise fast-food wages – potentially giving a raise to 180,000 New Yorkers. Monday is NYC’s turn. Join us to tell the wage board: it's time for $15!

    When: Monday, 6/15/2015 (Meetup at 8:30am, rally at 9am, hearing begins at 10am)
    Where: NYU Kimmel Center, C95 Lecture Hall, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

    RSVP here:

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    Tell your Representative to vote NO on "fast tracking" the TPP!


    Dial this number: 855-790-8815


    After the call, tell us how it went:

  • Tell NJ Dems: No tax cuts for yacht owners!

    NJ's working families are paying more and getting less, but Democratic Legislators want to cut taxes -- for YACHT OWNERS!


    PETITION: "End tax cuts for New Jersey's millionaires, don't create new ones for yacht owners."


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    SIGN THE PETITION:

    If you are a student in America, you should have the ability to attend any public college or university and graduate without debt. 

    Add your name to the form below.


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    Join our call with Senator Elizabeth Warren!


    Wednesday, June 10 at 9PM ET
    (8PM CT // 7PM MT // 6PM PT)

    This event has already taken place.


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    Call Rep. Joyce Beatty: Tell her to vote NO on "fast tracking" the TPP!


    Dial this number: 202-225-4324

    Tell your Representative:

    "My name is _______ and I live in ______ and I want my Rep to vote NO on fast tracking the TPP!
    Rep. Joyce Beatty signed the Grayson-Takano letter pledging to vote against ANY cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. But the TPP Fast Track bill cuts Medicare by 700 million dollars! I want Rep. Joyce Beatty to stand true to her word. Vote NO on Fast-Tracking the TPP!"

    Report how the call went by filling out the form on the left.


    After the call, tell us how it went:

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    Call Rep. Kathy Castor: Tell her to vote NO on "fast tracking" the TPP!


    Dial this number: 202-225-3376

    Tell your Representative:

    "My name is _______ and I live in ______ and I want my Rep to vote NO on fast tracking the TPP!
    Rep. Kathy Castor signed the Grayson-Takano letter pledging to vote against ANY cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. But the TPP Fast Track bill cuts Medicare by 700 million dollars! I want Rep. Kathy Castor to stand true to her word. Vote NO on Fast-Tracking the TPP!"

    Report how the call went by filling out the form on the left.


    After the call, tell us how it went:

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    Call Rep. Tony Cardenas: Tell him to vote NO on "fast tracking" the TPP!


    Dial this number: 202-225-6131

    Tell your Representative:

    "My name is _______ and I live in ______ and I want my Rep to vote NO on fast tracking the TPP!
    Rep. Tony Cardenas signed the Grayson-Takano letter pledging to vote against ANY cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. But the TPP Fast Track bill cuts Medicare by 700 million dollars! I want Rep. Tony Cardenas to stand true to his word. Vote NO on Fast-Tracking the TPP!"

    Report how the call went by filling out the form on the left.


    After the call, tell us how it went:

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    Call Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Tell her to vote NO on "fast tracking" the TPP!


    Dial this number: 202-225-3816

    Tell your Representative:

    "My name is _______ and I live in ______ and I want my Rep to vote NO on fast tracking the TPP!
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee signed the Grayson-Takano letter pledging to vote against ANY cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. But the TPP Fast Track bill cuts Medicare by 700 million dollars! I want Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee to stand true to her word. Vote NO on Fast-Tracking the TPP!"

    Report how the call went by filling out the form on the left.


    After the call, tell us how it went:

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    Call Rep. Ann Kuster: Tell her to vote NO on "fast tracking" the TPP!


    Dial this number: 202-225-5206

    Tell your Representative:

    "My name is _______ and I live in ______ and I want my Rep to vote NO on fast tracking the TPP!
    Rep. Ann Kuster promised to vote against ANY cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. But the TPP Fast Track bill cuts Medicare by 700 million dollars! I want Rep. Ann Kuster to stand true to her word. Vote NO on Fast-Tracking the TPP!"

    Report how the call went by filling out the form on the left.


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    Call Rep. Maxine Waters: Tell her to vote NO on "fast tracking" the TPP!


    Dial this number: 202-225-2201

    Tell your Representative:

    "My name is _______ and I live in ______ and I want my Rep to vote NO on fast tracking the TPP!
    Rep. Maxine Waters signed the Grayson-Takano letter pledging to vote against ANY cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. But the TPP Fast Track bill cuts Medicare by 700 million dollars! I want Rep. Maxine Waters to stand true to her word. Vote NO on Fast-Tracking the TPP!"

    Report how the call went by filling out the form on the left.


    After the call, tell us how it went:

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    Why Educators Should Run
    Who: Zephyr Teachout, WFP's Emily Abbott, moderated by Jeff Friedman
    When: Wednesday, June 10th, 6:30pm - 8pm
    Where: Suffolk NYSUT Regional Office
    150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Suite 306, Hauppauge, NY

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    Why Educators Should Run
    Who: Zephyr Teachout, WFP's Emily Abbott, moderated by Jeff Friedman
    When: Tuesday, June 9th, 6:30pm - 8pm
    Where: Nassau NYSUT Regional Office
    1000 Woodbury Road, Suite 214, Woodbury, NY

    RSVP here:

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    Call your [REPRESENTATIVE]: Tell them to vote NO on "fast tracking" the TPP!


    Dial this number: 202-225-3121

    What you need to call your Representative:

    1. Tell the operator that you'd like to speak to your Representative, and give your zip code.
    2. When you connect to your Rep's office, say this:

    "My name is _______ and I live in ______ and I want my Rep to vote NO on fast tracking the TPP!
    Rep. [NAME] signed the Grayson-Takano letter pledging to vote against ANY cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. But the TPP Fast Track bill cuts Medicare by 700 million! I want Rep. [NAME] to stand true to their word. Vote NO on Fast-Tracking the TPP!"

    3. Report how the call went by filling out the form on the left.


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  • Time is running out! Pass HB 2662, the Pay It Forward Pilot

    This year's graduating class will be the most indebted in history.1 Yet, with only weeks left in the legislative session, legislators have yet to pass any bills to tackle the student debt crisis.

    We are calling on legislators to invest in Oregon’s future by supporting students, increasing higher education funding and passing the Pay It Forward pilot. Tell your legislator that time is running out on student debt.

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    Why She Ran: A Conversation with Women in Politics featuring Zephyr Teachout

    Join Zephyr Teachout and other special guests for a discussion about the challenges women face in politics -- and the importance of tackling those challenges head on.

    Moderator: Jessica Wisneski, Legislative and Campaigns Director at Citizen Action of New York

    Panelists: Zephyr Teachout, former gubernatorial candidate
    Jen Metzger, Rosendale Town Councilwoman
    Nina Dawson, Kingston Common Council member
    Sara Niccoli, Palatine Town Supervisor

    Monday, June 8th, 6pm - 8pm
    Kingston Public Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY 12401

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  • Stop Chris Christie's Exxon giveaway

    Exxon is on the hook for $9 billion for polluting in New Jersey. Now Chris Christie wants to settle the state's lawsuit against them for three cents on the dollar. And it's all so he can pocket some quick cash and plug holes in New Jersey’s finances without sacrificing his precious tax cut for the rich.

    If Christie has his way, Exxon gets a free ride, the rich get to keep their tax cut while working families foot the bill, and New Jersey's water and wetlands continue to suffer. The last day for public comment on this terrible deal is is THIS FRIDAY, June 5. Tell the NJ Department of Environmental Protection to stop the settlement NOW.

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    Rhode Island is raising the minimum wage, but tipped workers are being left behind -- at just $2.89/hour plus tips. 


    Sign the petition: I support raising the wage for all tipped workers in Rhode Island!


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  • Tell the Senate: Oregonians Need Paid Sick Leave!

    Everybody gets sick. But not everyone has the time to recover. Right now 473,000 Oregonians - 47% of the Oregon workforce - don't have the right to take even one day off when they or a family member is ill.  Not a single day! That’s not healthy for them, their workplaces, their families, their schools – or the people they serve.  When workers earn sick time, everybody benefits.

    The 2015 state legislative session is nearing its end, yet no paid sick days bill has passed! It's time for our state legislature act to extend this basic and long overdue labor standard to workers across the state.

    Please, take a minute today let your elected officials know that you believe all workers in Oregon should have access to paid sick time where they work. They're already hearing a lot from the big corporate lobbyists, so it's critical that they start hearing from you, too!

    Please customize your message so it's personal - YOUR opinions and YOUR experiences and YOUR words are very powerful.  We invite you to add them here for maximum impact.

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    Connecticut taxpayers subsidize large profitable companies to the tune of $480 million each year, and yet we are facing a budget crisis.

    Call your legislators and tell them before they make cuts to the budget, corprations need to pay their fair share:

  • Tell the Senate Oregonians Need Paid Sick Leave

    Everybody gets sick. But not everyone has the time to recover. Right now 473,000 Oregonians - 47% of the Oregon work force - don't have the right to take even one day off when they or a family member is ill.  Not a single day! That’s not healthy for them, their workplaces, their families, their schools – or the people they serve.  When workers earn sick time, everybody benefits.

    The 2015 state legislative session is nearing its end, yet no paid sick days bill has passed! It's time for our state legislature act to extend this basic and long overdue labor standard to workers across the state.

    Please, take a minute today let your elected officials know that you believe all workers in Oregon should have access to paid sick time where they work. They're already hearing a lot from the big corporate lobbyists, so it's critical that they start hearing from you, too!

    Please customize your message so it's personal - YOUR opinions and YOUR experiences and YOUR words are very powerful.  We invite you to add them here for maximum impact.

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    Tell Rhode Island State lawmakers, "Tipped Workers too!"

    The Rhode Island State Legislature has the opportunity to give tipped workers a well-deserved raise -- but only if they hear from you!

    Email your State Legislators and tell them to raise the wage for tipped workers! Complete the form below to send:

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    It is time to hold large, profitable corporations accountable for poverty wages!

    Large profitable corporations systematically pay the people who work for them poverty wages, forcing them to rely on government assistance programs to survive. These corporations are ignoring their responsibilities and abusing our social safety net programs. These companies should pay their workers a fair wage, or pay a fee back to the state. The money collected could be used to fund vital services for hard working families like child care in in-home health care services.

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  • We passed SB 914!

    Thank you to everyone who called House leadership! SB 914 passed by 1 vote! We won!

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    Tell the Wage Board: Working Moms Deserve $15!


    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a plan to dramatically raise pay for hundreds of thousands of fast-food workers across New York state.

    More than 70% of fast food workers are women, and many of them single moms. If the New York Wage Board increases pay, it will not only be a huge victory for workers and women not only in New York state -- it will spur change across the country.

    Let’s make New York the first state in the nation with a $15 wage for fast food workers and change the lives of countless women and families! Add your name below and tell the Wage Board: It's time for $15 in New York.


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    SIGN THE PETITION: 


    Tell New York hospitals: Put patients before profits. Make sure patients get the quality care they deserve by implementing safe staffing levels!


    Add your name below:

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    TELL US YOUR STORY:

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    Why She Ran: A Conversation with Women in Politics featuring Zephyr Teachout

    Join Zephyr Teachout and other special guests for a discussion about the challenges women face in politics -- and the importance of tackling those challenges head on.

    Moderator: Jessica Wisneski, Legislative and Campaigns Director at Citizen Action of New York

    Panelists: Zephyr Teachout, former gubernatorial candidate
    Jen Metzger, Rosendale Town Councilwoman
    Nina Dawson, Kingston Common Council member
    Sara Niccoli, Palatine Town Supervisor

    Monday, June 8th, 6pm - 8pm
    Kingston Public Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY 12401

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  • A Kick in the Teeth to Oregon's Students

     While Oregon college and university students are getting arrested for protesting the cost of their education, the top 1% of Oregonians stand to get $5,400, roughly the cost of tuition for two semesters at a state university. Oregon's Personal Tax Kicker is a kick in the teeth to Oregon's students.

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    Tell the Appropriations Committee to pass HB 6932!

    No one should have to choose between caring for their families and their paycheck!

    Sign here and urge your legislator to pass HB 6932:

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    Tell the Governor to sign PA 15-86 into law now!

    Sign here:

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    Volunteer to Help Get Out The Vote with PA Working Families!


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    The TPP is like NAFTA on steroids!

    It was written in secret by corporations and now President Obama wants to "fast track" it through Congress. That means he wants to pass it with limited debate. On top of all that, the current TPP compromise cuts $700 million from Medicare!

    Tell Nancy Pelosi to take the lead on blocking the TPP!

  • Tell Oregon's Delegation: No to Fast Track Authority!

    The TPP is like NAFTA on steroids!

    It was written in secret by corporations and now President Obama wants to "fast track" it through Congress. That means he wants to pass it with limited debate.

    Tell Nancy Pelosi to take the lead on blocking the TPP!

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    Tell Rep. Nancy Pelosi to come out against "fast tracking" the TPP!


    PETITION: "Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the TPP will hurt working families by shipping jobs overseas and rolling back Wall Street reforms. We want you to vote NO on 'fast tracking' the TPP."


    Add your name here:

  • Tell Oregon's Delegation: No to Fast Track Authority!

    Negotiations on the Trans-pacific Partnership have been moving at lightning speed. Yesterday's decision delayed the vote on granting Fast Track authority for the TPP -- but it did not kill the TPP.

    Rep. DeFazio1 and Sen. Merkley2 have voiced their strong opposition to the TPP, but we must call on all of Oregon's delegation to do the same.

    Send a message to the Oregon delegation and tell them to stand with working families and against against multinational corporate interests. Tell them keep jobs in the U.S. and vote no on Fast Track and the TPP.

  • Don't balance the budget on our backs!

    Gov. Christie's budget is fundamentally out of balance with the needs of working families. It raises transit fares, underfunds public schools, ignores pension commitments, cuts charity care for hospitals, keeps a cruel tax hike on the poor firmly in place and gives working families just half of the property tax relief they enjoyed before Governor Christie took office.

    At the same time, Governor Christie proposes lavishing yet more tax cuts on the wealthy and big corporations.

    Enough is enough. Tell your legislators to pass a budget that puts families - not corporations - first. 

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    RSVP to the panel on Chicago: Running Against Mayor 1%!

    Panelists: April Verrett, SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana
    Susan Sadlowski Garza, Alderwoman, Chicago's 10th Ward
    Stacey Gates Davis, Chicago Teachers Union
    Jon Green, Working Families
    When:
    Tuesday, May 12th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Where:
    Professional Staff Congress, 61 Broadway (near Wall St.), 16th Floor

    RSVP below.


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    Join Our Efforts to Bring Positive Change to York County!


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    Sign the petition to Congress:


    PETITION: I demand you pass the FAMILY Act so that families don't have to put their livelihoods at risk to take care of each other!


    Add your name:

  • Earned sick days deserves a vote!

    Getting sick should never mean getting fired in the State of New Jersey, but over 1.2 million of our residents face an impossible choice between their family's health and their livelihood every time illness strikes. 

    Over the last year and a half, nine New Jersey municipalities have passed laws that guarantee workers the right to earn paid sick days. The New Jersey Assembly could pass a statewide bill that would cover everyone, but it's being held up by powerful business lobbyists. 

    Legislators need to stand with working families, not with business lobbyists. Tell them that Earned Sick Days deserves a vote!

  • Don't back-pedal on paid sick days for ALL Oregonians

     

    Senator Lee Beyer, a Democrat from the Eugene/Springfield area, is backpedling on his support for paid sick time. He needs to hear from as many of us as possible as quickly as possibe that we don't like what he's doing to Oregon's working families.

    Too many Oregonians don't have a single paid sick day where they work. Not one! We know that's not right. And you know that's not right. But Senator Beyer and Sen. Edwards don't seem to know what's right. 

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    Sign the petition to Wisconsin lawmakers:


    PETITION: I demand you raise the minimum wage to $15!


    Add your name:

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    This Mother's Day, thank the supporters of paid family and medical leave!

    Mother's Day is about more than brunch and flowers. It's about supporting policies and programs that help real mothers. This Mother's Day we're sending a thank you card to the sponsors and supporters of paid family and medical leave.

    Add your name to the card:

  • Let's invest in our future. Tell lawmakers in Salem to pass the Pay it Forward Pilot

    This spring, the Class of 2015, the most indebted class in history, is wondering how they're going to pay off massive student loans.

    There's a better way. The Pay it Forward plan would let students go to college debt-free, and then pay a share of their income after graduating. Letting the next generation do the same.

    Send a message to your legislator and ask them to support the Pay It Forward pilot.

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    Tell the Wage Board: Fast-food workers deserve $15 an hour!


    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a plan to dramatically raise pay for hundreds of thousands of fast-food workers across New York state.

    The two and a half year movement for $15 and union rights has changed the politics of the country, and made $15 a baseline for what working people need to support themselves and their families. In response, Gov. Cuomo has convened a three-person Wage Board to decide on a substantial increase in fast-food worker pay.

    Let's make New York the first state in the union with a $15 wage for fast-food workers! Add your name below and tell the Wage Board: It's time for $15 in New York.


    Add your name:

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    Tell the Senate to pass SB 914!

    Too many companies steal wages from their workers. It isn't right, and it needs to stop! That is why we're trying to make it easier for workers to recoup the money stolen from them.

    Sign here:

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    Sign the card:


     Congratulations Diana Richardson on becoming the first Working Families Party state legislator in NY!


    Add your name:

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    SIGN THE PETITION:

    Governor Cuomo and Senate Republicans: Now is the time to reform Albany. Pass public financing of elections and close the LLC loophole this year!


    Add your name below:

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    RSVP: Advancing Women & Families in 2015


    Thursday, May 7, at 7PM ET
    (6PM CT // 5PM MT // 4PM PT)


    RSVP below:

  • ORWFP 2015 PSD Preemption Email

    Big corporations and their lobbyists want to take away the ability of your local city council to pass laws like paid sick days or raising the minimum wage, for good.

    See, corporate special interests can’t influence our local elected leaders nearly as well as they can the legislators in Salem, so they want to take away the power of local communities to pass laws in their own best interest.

    Please join us in standing up to big corporations and their lobbyists who are actively trying to take away our rights in cities and towns all over our state.

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    Join Our Efforts to Bring Positive Change to Lehigh Valley!


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    Vote for Diana Richardson for State Assembly Today! 


    There's a special election in the 43rd Assembly District in Brooklyn today, Tuesday May 5th.

    Find your polling place and make your plan to vote:


  • Gov. Christie, we know where the money went!

    Tell Gov. Christie:


    We know where the money went: you gave it to NJ's richest individuals & corporations. Bring our budget back into balance by ending your tax cuts for the top.


    Add your name here:

  • Tell Your Legislators to Stop Christie's Corporate Giveaways

    Under Gov. Christie, New Jersey has given away $5.4 billion to the richest and most politically connected .01% of companies: Citibank, J.P. Morgan, Prudential, Lockheed Martin and more. To pay for those tax cuts he has skipped pension payments, slashed property tax relief in half, underfunded our schools, and raided clean energy and affordable housing funds. 

    Tell your legislators to stop these wasteful corporate subsidies NOW.

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    Call your Senator: Tell them to vote NO on "fast tracking" the TPP!


    Dial this number: 855-712-8441


    After the call, tell us how it went:

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    Call your Representative: Tell them to vote NO on "fast tracking" the TPP!


    Dial this number: 202-225-3121


    After the call, tell us how it went:

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    Tell the State Senate: Close the LLC Loophole! 

    New Yorkers agree: It's time to shut down the "LLC loophole." The Board of Elections failed to act, but the legislature still has time before the end of session to close it once and for all -- and begin to rebalance the playing field in Albany away from wealthy donors and real estate developers. 

    The Senate Elections Committee will soon be voting on a bill to do just that. Sign the petition and tell the State Senate to close the loophole!

    Add your name:

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    Tell Congressman Crowley: Thank You For Saying No To Fast-Track!
     

    Add your comment:

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    Working Families

    Workers won! 

    Thank you for standing strong against Lifespan Rhode Island Hospital to fight for quality patient care. Congratulations on winning a contract that puts our community first!


    Add your name below:

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    Tell the DC City Council:



    Petition: Put an end to "jump outs" in DC.


    Add your name here:

  • A Budget Out of Balance: Stop fare hikes & service cuts on NJ Transit!

    NJ Transit just proposed hiking train & bus fares and reducing service. That will mean more expensive & difficult commutes for half a million riders. 

    Gov. Christie has slashed funding for New Jersey transit by 90% since taking office in 2010, while giving out ever increasing tax breaks to the wealthy and big corporations. New Jersey isn’t broke – it’s being robbed.

    Tell your legislators: no fare hikes, no service cuts.

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    Working Families

    Workers won! 

    Thank you for standing strong against Lifespan Rhode Island Hospital to fight for quality patient care. Congratulations on winning a contract that puts our community first!


    Add your name below:

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    Tell the Finance Committee to pass HB 1044!

    Sign here:

  • ORWFP 2015 IZ House Thank You

     The Oregon House took a huge step toward ending economic and housing segregation in Oregon this week. After years of hard work by a broad coalition of activists, led by our friends at OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, the House passed a bill to repeal Oregon's statewide ban on Inclusionary Zoning. Oregon Working Families legislators, including House Speaker Tina Kotek, Alissa Keny-Guyer, Jennifer Williamson worked hard to ensure the bill made it out of the house.1

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    Tell your Senator to vote NO on "fast tracking" the TPP!


    Find your Senator's number, then follow the instructions below.

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA): 202-224-3841

    Sen. Michael Bennet (CO): 202-224-5852

    Sen. Tom Carper (DE): 202-224-2441

    Sen. Chris Coons (DE): 202-224-5042

    Sen. Bill Nelson (FL): 202-224-5274

    Sen. Ben Cardin (MD): 202-224-4524

    Sen. Claire McCaskill (MO): 202- 224-6154

    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (ND): 202-224-2043

    Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (NH): 202-224-2841

    Sen. Ron Wyden (OR): 202-224-5244

    Sen. Tim Kaine (VA): 202-224-4024

    Sen. Mark Warner (VA): 202-224-2023

    Sen. Maria Cantwell (WA): 202-224-3441

    Sen. Patty Murray (WA): 202-224-2621


    After the call, tell us how it went:

  • Stop Christie's corporate giveaways!
    While working families pay more and get less, Gov. Christie has given $6 BILLION in tax cuts to big business.

    Legislators: "Block Gov. Christie from giving more tax breaks to corporations until he proves they are delivering the jobs."


    Add your name here: 

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    Tell the NY Board of Elections: Close the LLC Loophole!


    Your message will be delivered to the NY Board of Elections:

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    Tell Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore City Council:


    PETITION: Access to water is a basic human right. Mayor Rawlings-Blake and city leaders, I call on you to declare an immediate moratorium on water shutoffs


    Add your name here:

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    Yes, I'll attend the Diana Richardson Day of Action on April 12th!

    Location: Richardson For Assembly Campaign HQ
    1123 Nostrand Avenue (btw. Midwood Street and Maple Street), Brooklyn, NY 11225

    Date and Time: Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 1:00pm - 5:30pm

    RSVP below:

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    Sign the card:


     We're so proud of all your hardwork!


    Add your name here:

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    Every worker deserves paid sick days! 

    Sign the petition to support expanding paid sick days here:

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    Honorary host Yvette Clark and hosts Gloria Steinem, Bob Master, Karen Scarff Anne Hess, Craig Kaplan and Alison Hirsh Invite you to a reception for


    Diana Richardson
    Working Families Party candidate for NY State Assembly in the special election in the 43rd District in Brooklyn coming up on May 5th

    April 16, 2015 5:30-7:00pm
    At the home of Anne Hess and Craig Kaplan
    214 East 18th Street
    (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue)

    RSVP here:

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    Stand up against high-stakes testing in NY!

     

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    Resources: Opting Out of NY State Tests

    Opting out of standardized tests sends a powerful message to the Governor, the legislature, and the Board of Regents: that enough is enough when it comes to overtesting our kids, demonizing teachers, and undermining public education. It's bringing pressure on politicians to change the teacher evaluation system to one that works for all of our kids, in high-income districts and low-income districts alike. 

    If you're a parent of a 3rd to 8th grader, we encourage you to learn more about opting out before the April 13th deadline.

    Learn more here:

    Then add your name below to spread the word:

  • Don't leave ANY workers behind! Paid Sick Days for Oregon!

    Everybody gets sick. But not everyone has the time to recover. Right now 473,000 Oregonians - 47% of the Oregon work force - don't have the right to take even one day off when they or a family member is ill. Not a single day! That’s not healthy for them, their workplaces, their families, their schools – or the people they serve. When workers earn sick time, everybody benefits.

    Leaders in Portland and Eugene took steps to allow people working in those cities to earn sick time on the job. It's time for our state legislature act to extend this basic and long overdue labor standard to workers across the state.

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    RSVP below to the PA Judicial Candidate Forum in Philly!

    What: PA Judicial Candidate Forum
    When: Wednesday, April 8, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    Where: The Philadelphia Free Library (1901 Vine Street)


  • Another win for Pay It Forward!

    After two weeks of pressure on legislators, your voices have been heard. The representatives on the Higher Education, Innovation and Workforce Development Committee received more than 3,000 emails asking them to vote yes on Pay It Forward! 

    Thank the legislators who voted yes on Pay It Forward and encourage them to keep it up!

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    Tell Gov. Cuomo and Senate Republicans: It's time to put working families first.

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    Why She Ran: A Conversation with Women in Politics

    Join us for a discussion about the challenges women face in politics -- and the importance of tackling those challenges head on.

    Moderator: Juanita Lewis - Westchester County Lead Organizer, Community Voices Heard Power
    Panelists: State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson
    State Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer
    Westchester County Legislature Majority Leader Catherine Borgia
    Yonkers City Councilwoman Corazon Pineda

    Monday, April 20th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Yonkers Riverfront Public Library, 1 Larkin Center,Yonkers, NY 

    RSVP here:

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    Sign Up to Support PA Working Families-Endorsed Candidates!


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    Tell Mayor Michael Nutter: Stop shielding Comcast!

    If you have time, please add personal comments to your letter below. This will make your email stand out to the Mayor's office.

    • Introduce yourself, and say if you are a Comcast customer.

    • Describe your Comcast service - do you have challenges with cost?  Speed?  Access? Availability?

    • Do you think Comcast should pay more resources to our schools and services, and expand affordable, reliable internet access, as a condition of a new deal?  Say that as well.

  • Don't hold back Pay It Forward #voteitout

    The Pay It Forward pilot may not see the light of day without your help!

    On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 the House Higher Education Committee will hold a work session for the Pay It Forward pilot and decide whether to advance the pilot or scrap it altogether.

    Tell Representatives Hayden and Nearman the House Higher Education Committee to support sustainable solutions to the student debt-crisis and move Pay It Forward out of committee.

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    Join us at the Ward 4 Candidate's Forum
    on Housing, Jobs, and Development!

    Thursday, April 2nd from 7pm to 9pm
    Kingsbury Center
    5000 14th St NW


    RSVP here:

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    Tell your Representative to vote NO on "fast tracking" the TPP!


    Dial this number: 202-225-3121


    After the call, tell us how it went:

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    Tell your story to help end pay inequity in Maryland!

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    #ProtectOurSchools Rally Outside Gov. Cuomo's Office in NYC

    Join us on Saturday as Working Families Party members rally to #ProtectOurSchools from Gov. Cuomo's proposed reforms!


    When: Saturday, March 28th at Noon
    Where: 633 Third Avenue at 41st Street (outside Gov. Cuomo's Manhattan office)

    RSVP here:

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    RSVP: Democratic Women of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes: Campaign School

    WFP is proud to be a co-sponsor of the Campaign School at this year's annual meeting of the Democratic Women of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes. Here are the details:

    What: Annual Meeting and Campaign Training hosted by Democratic Women of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes
    When: Saturday, March 28th from 10am-3pm
    Where: The Main Place (251 Main St.), Hornell, NY

    Enter your information here, then register on the following page:

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    Tell Republican State Senators: Reject Gov. Cuomo's Education Reforms and Fairly Fund Our Schools!


    Contact Republican Senators now and urge them to reject Gov. Cuomo’s harmful agenda that includes an increased focus on high-stakes tests -- and to fund our schools fairly so that all kids have the opportunity to succeed!

    Enter your message and it will be delivered to Republican State Senators:

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    Tell Republican State Senators: Reject Gov. Cuomo's Education Reforms and Fairly Fund Our Schools!


    Contact Republican Senators now and urge them to reject Gov. Cuomo’s harmful agenda that includes an increased focus on high-stakes tests -- and to fund our schools fairly so that all kids have the opportunity to succeed!

    Enter your zip code to get started:

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    Call Republican Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos! Tell him: "Pass the DREAM Act now!"

    CALL Senator Skelos at (516) 766-8383

    Report how the call went here:

  • Don't hold back Pay It Forward #voteitout

    The Pay It Forward pilot may not see the light of day without your help!

    Rep. Read is refusing to bring the Pay It Forward pilot to a vote in the House Higher Education Committee––which would effectively kill the bill and let students continue to drown in debt.

    Send the House Higher Education Committee a message telling them to stop holding back Pay It Forward and ask them to explain why they would continue to let students drown in debt rather than support solutions to help them.

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    More Money, Less Testing!

    Come stand with our Long Island Assembly education champions and community members as we demand more education funding and less reliance on testing!
     

    Sunday, March 22nd at 12 noon
     
    Location: Theodore Roosevelt Executive Building 1550 Franklin Ave., Mineola, New York

    RSVP here:

  • Rep. Tobias Read don't hold back Pay It Forward

    The Pay It Forward pilot may not see the light of day if Democrat Rep.Tobias Read has his way. Rep. Read is refusing to bring the Pay It Forward pilot to a vote in the House Higher Education Committee––which would effectively kill the bill and let students continue to drown in debt.

    Send Rep. Read and the entire House Higher Education Committee a message telling them to stop holding back Pay It Forward and ask them to explain why they would continue to let students drown in debt rather than support solutions to help them.

  • Maryland women and families need pay equity now!

    Maryland Women and Families Need Pay Equity Now!

    Pay discrimination is a persistent problem in Maryland. Our state's women earn about 86 cents for every dollar earned by men. The gap is larger for African American women who earn 70 cents and Hispanic women, who earn only 46.6 cents for every dollar earned by men. With more families relying on women’s income than ever before, women cannot afford unequal pay. SB 424, the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, strengthens Maryland’s equal pay law and provides workers with the tools they need to combat pay discrimination and close the wage gap.

  • Tell Sen. Wyden to say 'No' to the Fast Track!

    While corporate interests try to obscure and expedite the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), one thing is clear: it's a race to the bottom for workers. Oregonians have already born the brunt of NAFTA. Tell Sen. Wyden we won't settle for another dirty trade deal.

    We wrote a sample letter for you, but please customize it or write your own, and sign your name. After you submit your letter and are asked to select an issue, please pick the aspect of the TPP that matters the most to you (e.g. "Environment," "Government reform").

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    Watch the video, then tell Albany: Stand up for public schools!

    Watch the video -- then add your name to tell Gov. Cuomo and State Legislators:

    Stand up for public schools that serve all of our children.

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    Tell Gov. Cuomo and State Legislators: Stand Up for Public Education!

    Opponents of public education -- led by a handful of hedge fund and Wall Street billionaires -- want to starve the public school system that serves 97% of New York students and privatize our education system.

    We can’t let that happen. Tell Governor Cuomo and State Legislators: Stand up for public schools that serve all of our children.


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    Tell Your Legislators: Reject Gov. Cuomo's Education Reforms and Fairly Fund Our Schools!


    Contact your legislators now and urge them to reject Gov. Cuomo’s harmful agenda that includes an increased focus on high-stakes tests -- and to fund our schools fairly so that all kids have the opportunity to succeed!

    Enter your zip code to get started:

  • Stop Wall Street from draining Americans’ retirement savings

    Dangerous corporate loopholes make it easy for wall street financial advisers to syphon your retirement money. Currently, financial advisors are paid to push risky investments with higher fees and lower returns. The result? It’s costing hard-working Americans up to $17 billion in retirement savings every year.

    The U.S. Department of Labor is considering a new standard that would hold anyone who gives investment advice accountable for helping you choose the best investment for you and your family. But Wall Street special interests and their allies in Congress are already trying to stop it.

    Have you dealt with shady retirement financial advisors? Sign our petition and share your story today!

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    What's Wrong With The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

    Learn more about this secret corporate trade deal and why Congressman Meeks is supporting it at the expense of our communities.
     

    Thursday, March 19th at 6pm
     
    Location: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
    (Subway: E, J, Z train to Jamaica Center - Parsons.)

    RSVP here:

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    Contacte a su senador/a estatal: ¡Exija un salario mínimo de $15 para Long Island!

    La semana pasada, la Asamblea del estado de Nueva York, bajo el liderazgo de Carl Heastie como nuevo portavoz de la Asamblea, dio un paso importante y propuso un presupuesto estatal que incluye un aumento significativo del salario mínimo – ¡¡incluyendo un aumento más grande para la ciudad de Nueva York y Long Island! Bajo esta propuesta, el salario mínimo para toda Long Island subiría cada año para terminar siendo $15 por hora a finales del 2018.

    Mande un mensaje a su senador/a estatal ahora y exija que apruebe la propuesta de salario mínimo de la Asamblea – ¡incluyendo un salario mínimo de $15 para todos los trabajadores de la Ciudad de Nueva York y Long Island!

    Si usted vive en la Ciudad de Nueva York o Long Island, introduzca su código postal para comenzar, luego envíe un correo electrónico a su senador/a estatal con el siguiente mensaje:

    (Favor de ingresar su código postal en la casilla debajo de este mensaje para que le podamos poner en contacto con su senador/a.)

  • Thank Your Legislators

    It's important to recognize when decision makers do something right. Thank Rep. Tobias Reed and the members of the House Committee on Higher Education for ensuring that all perspectives were heard at the Pay It Forward hearing and let them know why you support the passage of the Pay It Forward pilot. Send a note today!

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    Contact Your State Senator: Demand A $15 Minimum Wage for Long Island!

    This week, the New York State Assembly, under new Speaker Carl Heastie’s leadership, stepped up and proposed a state budget that includes a significant minimum wage increase -- including a bigger increase for NYC and large suburban counties like Nassau and Suffolk! Under their proposal, the minimum wage for all of Long Island would grow to $15 an hour by 2018.

    Contact your State Senator now and demand that they pass the Assembly’s minimum wage proposal -- including a $15 minimum wage for Long Island workers!

    If you live on Long Island, enter your zip code to get started, then call or email your State Senator to deliver the below message:

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    Call Your State Senator and tell them: "Pass the Assembly's minimum wage proposal of $15 for Long Island by 2018"

    (Click here to find your State Senator.)

    CALL Senator 1 () at (516) 766-8383
    CALL Senator 2 () at (516) 766-8383
    CALL Senator 3 () at (516) 766-8383
    CALL Senator 4 () at (516) 766-8383
    CALL Senator 5 () at (516) 766-8383

    Report how the call went here:

  • Write to the Labor Committee

    Pass the Women's Economic Agenda! 

    Sign below:

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    Tell Speaker Carl Heastie and the New York State Assembly:

    Thank you for calling for a $15 minimum wage!

    Add your name:


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    Mayor Muriel Bowser: Oppose the Pepco-Exelon merger

    Higher energy bills, lower reliability, and loss of DC control over the energy grid. That's the proposed Pepco-Exelon merger.

    Mayor Bowser is under pressure from some in the DC City Council to accept a backroom deal that lets the Council pass the merger without giving the opposition a chance to speak. We need to tell her to oppose this deal and the merger!

    Submit your comment below! Please customize the note below before you submit. Include your:

    • Name
    • Where you live (neighborhood or Ward)
    • Why you oppose this merger
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    Yes, I'm supporting Diana Richardson for State Assembly on the WFP line!


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    Progressive Change Campaign Committee      Working Families

    Join Chicago's Progressive Mayoral candidate, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, on a national call about how we can win in Chicago!


    Monday, March 9, at 8PM ET
    (7PM CT/ 6PM MT/ 5PM PT)

    Find out how to help Chuy win below!


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    Tell Fresh Direct: Treat your workers with dignity and respect!

    Add your name:

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    Contact Your Legislators: Demand Full Funding of Public Schools

    This Monday, the New York State Assembly and Senate will print their budget bills containing their proposals for public school funding.

    Contact your legislators now and demand that their budgets include full funding of public schools and a rejection of Gov. Cuomo’s agenda of over-reliance on testing and privatization.

    Enter your zip code to get started:

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    President Obama: 
    End discriminatory, violent policing and its unjust consequences.


    Add your name here:

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    Join Chicago's Progressive Mayoral candidate, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, on a national call about how we can win in Chicago!


    Monday, March 9, at 8PM ET
    (7PM CT/ 6PM MT/ 5PM PT)

    Find out how to help Chuy win below!


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    Tell The State Senate: New Yorkers Support Paid Family Leave!

    Add your name:


  • Tell Sen. Wyden to Vote No on Fast Track
  • We need an economy that works for everyone!

    On Thursday, March 5th, the Labor Committee will hold a hearing on critical bills that will allow workers to balance their jobs and care for their families.

    Take a minute to write to our legislators and tell them why you think we need to expand paid sick days and create paid family and medical leave.

    In your letter, state your opinion about paid sick days and paid family and medical leave first. You can use the bill numbers in your statement (I support HB 6932, Please pass HB 6784, etc):

    • HB 6932 - establishes a paid family and medical leave program
    • HB 6784 - expands Connecticut's groundbreaking paid sick days program to workers who are not currently covered

    Be personal. Your stories and opinions matter to legislators. Include your own experiences. 

    Here are some key points you can include in your letter:

    • Our economy isn't working for too many people, and it is even more difficult for women.
    • Women are far more likely to have the primary responsibility to care for children and elderly family members, yet far less likely to have paid time off to care for them.
    • We need to create a paid family and medical leave system and expand paid sick days so that workers can support their families.
    • We must create a paid family and medical leave program so worker can take time off to treat serious illnesses, care for family members, and care for new children.
    • The United States is the only advanced country without paid maternity leave. Many countries also grant paid paternity leave.
    • You shouldn't have to worry about lost income in an already stressful time of treating a medical issue or caring for a seriously ill family member.
    • We need to give workers in Connecticut paid sick days if they don't already have them.
    • It isn't right to make workers come to their jobs if they are sick -- it is stressful, can prolong the sickness, and can spread diseases to coworkers and customers.
    • Our groundbreaking paid sick days bill is working, but it leaves too many workers out.
    • Workers shouldn't have to choose between their health and their paycheck.

    Please fill in the box below with your letter to the Labor Committee.

    DO NOT HIT SUBMIT UNTIL YOU WRITE SOMETHING IN THE LETTER BOX:

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    Join Dan Rodricks from the Baltimore Sun and WYPR's Midday on a Tele-Town Hall about what Gov. Hogan's budget means for Maryland's working families!


    Tele-Town Hall with Dan Rodricks on Wednesday, March 11 at 8 PM

    RSVP for the call-in information to join the tele-town hall.