Connect the Dots
Let’s look at the issue of Fair Pay and connect the dots
The Chamber of Commerce spent $53 million in 2007 to stop an increase in the minimum wage. So Washington is stuck in neutral. Even though...
Of everyday Americans believe that the minimum wage should keep a full-time worker out of poverty.
The number of working Americans living in poverty.
300 to 1
Corporate CEO compensation is 300 times more than the average worker salary.
Sources: Demos, Hart Research, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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We know hardworking Americans can’t make it on starvation wages. Citizen owned elections would empower Us to fight back against the Big Business lobbyists and pass laws that give our Families a fighting chance.
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• Sep 24, 2018
Robert Pear, The New York Times
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• Aug 27, 2018
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• Jul 25, 2018
The Department of Education wants to make it harder for screwed-over students to get their money back
Voices from around the country.
I believe that getting big money out of our politics will positively affect the health of Americans. By getting rid of the chemical industry’s influence we will be able to remove the harmful chemicals and ingredients that are currently allowed in our personal care products and food supply (often unknown to the consumer). As a parent this issue is important to me because of the links between these harmful ingredients and behavioral health issues, chronic health conditions, and cancers.