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National Week of Action for Real Prosperity Across America

States Committed for the Nation Week of Action for Real Prosperity Across America



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During the National Week of Action, legislators across the states will be participating in events and activities that lift up a shared progressive vision for economic security in America. In that vision for our country, more families are joining a thriving middle class than falling out of it -- powering the engine of America's economic growth and national prosperity in the process.

A number of states are making progress on these fronts, such as increasing their respective minimum wage levels and enacting paid leave policies. At the same time, the reality is that too many working families across America are still barely staying afloat or losing ground. The stakes are real. These are among the ways state lawmakers are answering the call and leading the path forward, including their work during the National Week of Action starting on April 7th.

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WCTV's Lanetra Bennett reports: "The Florida AFL-CIO, young workers, union members, activists, Rep. Dwight Bullard and students from across the state of Florida are urging legislators to take action this legislative session on: establishing tuition equity for students, ensuring workers have an effective mechanism to recover stolen wages, and raising the state's minimum wage to $10.10. The group says that 70 percent of jobs being created are part-time. A warehouse worker from Jacksonville, Florida, Dave Snyder, says, "It's not a living wage. I'm here to tell you as a person who works two jobs: one in the middle of the night at a warehouse loading boxes; and the second one in a call center for minimum wage. I'm here to tell you, it's not enough to make ends meet with rent, with the cost of living. This is the fundamental issue of my class and my generation." The coalition is also fighting for issues that affect Florida's teachers, such as testing and accountability."

Progressive States Network announces the National Week of Action for Real Real Prosperity Across America, to be held from April 7 to 13.

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Washington state legislators are focusing on retirement security as part of the National Week of Action For Real Prosperity Across America. View here more details and background information for the work session scheduled for April 8.

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