Raise Up gathers allies for ambitious political agenda

Participants at the “Progress as Resistance Conference” heard inspiring speakers outline campaigns to “raise up” the standard of living for working people in Massachusetts.

Participants at the “Progress as Resistance Conference” heard inspiring speakers outline campaigns to “raise up” the standard of living for working people in Massachusetts.

Hundreds of social and economic justice activists gathered at UMass Boston on May 6 to prepare their campaign to win an ambitious agenda: a new $15 an hour minimum wage, paid family and medical leave, criminal justice reform, the Safe Communities Act and a constitutional amendment for a new Fair Share or millionaires tax.

This conference featured briefings on how activists can engage in campaigns to win: a $15 Minimum Wage, Paid Family and Medical Leave, the Fair Share Amendment, ending mass incarceration, and safe communities.

Members of Local 888 are urged to join Raise Up as a volunteer for future events and actions and consider a small contribution to support Raise Up!

The conference was attended by several Local 888 members including Damali Simmonds and David Reno pictured above with Local 888 Political Director Dan Hoffer. Jorge Vargas and Charlotte Killam also attended!

The conference was attended by several Local 888 members including Damali Simmonds and David Reno pictured above with Local 888 Political Director Dan Hoffer. Jorge Vargas and Charlotte Killam also attended!

 

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