This Saturday, Aug. 11, join thousands of working families who are coming together in Philadelphia in the first major action of the Workers Stand for America campaign, the centerpiece of which is America’s Second Bill of Rights:
- Full employment and a living wage.
- Full participation in the political process.
- A voice at work.
- A quality education for all.
- A secure and healthy future.
The goal of Workers Stand for America is to counter those forces preaching austerity for the vast majority of working families and focus national attention on jobs, economic opportunity and restoring the American Dream for all. Says Electrical Workers (IBEW) President Edwin Hill:
Economic recovery is not reaching the vast majority of working men and women in America, and it is time to refocus the agenda on rebuilding economic opportunity for all. Our message to both political parties is to return to the basic values that created America’s best days.
At the rally, participants will be encouraged to sign America’s Second Bill of Rights and then call on lawmakers of both parties to add their signatures of support. It will also be presented to delegates at both the Democratic and Republican conventions and to candidates this fall.
If you can’t make it, the event will streamed live at www.workersstandforamerica.com. Photos, updates and video from the event will appear in real-time on Facebook here. You can also follow on Twitter with the hash tag #ws4a. Updates will also be available on Pinterest here.