Report prepared for the Seattle Income Inequality Advisory Committee,
Michael Reich- UC Berkeley Professor of Economics and Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Berkeley
Ken Jacobs- UC Berkeley, Chair, Center for Labor Research and Education, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Annette Bernhardt- UC Berkeley Visiting Professor of Sociology and Visiting Researcher, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Paul Sonn, Brennan Center: The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law unites thinkers and advocates in pursuit of a vision of inclusive and effective democracy. Our mission is to develop and implement an innovative, nonpartisan agenda of scholarship, public education, and legal action that promotes equality and human dignity, while safeguarding fundamental freedoms.
David Card and Alan B. Krueger- Department of Economics, Princeton University Princeton, NJ; Published in The American Economic Review, Vol. 84, No. 4. (Sep., 1994), pp. 772-793.
The passage of the Measure R, the Eureka Fair Wage Act, is essential to the future economic vitality of Eureka and this entire region.
Measure R, the Eureka Fair Wage Act, will raise the minimum wage.
Measure R is legally robust, is tailored to the needs of Eureka, and raising wages is a proven way to increase employment, build a strong and healthy economy, and benefit the lives of working people and their families.
The Fair Wage Folks will be canvassing Sunday July 27th. Please join us!
At 4:00pm, we will meet at the Eureka Labor Temple (840 E Street, where 9th and E meet). We will do some rehearsing and preparation (so don’t worry if you have never gone door-to-door), then hit the streets within about an hour. We will canvass no later than 8:15pm.
We are knocking on peoples’ doors to make sure they know about the Eureka Fair Wage Act, Measure R on the November ballot, and that they are registered to vote in Eureka! And will vote!
Call (707) 442-7465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more info about Sunday (and future) canvassing.
Beginning in August, there will be opportunities and NEED to canvass every day/evening! Please get in contact if you are interested in helping out. We need you! Let’s get out the vote and raise wages! You do not have to be a Eureka resident to help canvass.
In 6 hours of canvassing, a few of us registered 20 new Eureka City voters! Hundreds of new voters can raise wages and change the political & social landscape of Eureka for the better.
The Fair Wage Folks need a highly visible office space to use as a Measure R campaign headquarters. We want to rent a place from August through the election in November (about 3 months). A campaign headquarters will allow us a focused space to:
-coordinate CANVASSING of the entire City of Eureka;
-provide a centralized place from which to PHONE BANK;
-be a work space for us to REGISTER VOTERS and get out the vote;
and, perhaps most important,
-be a PUBLIC SPOT where people can drop in and help out, and
-be a visible where people can come in to LEARN AND TALK ABOUT MEASURE R, the Eureka Fair Wage Act.
(After the vote in November, we can plan our victory party from the campaign headquarters!)
IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW HAS A SPACE AVAILABLE (in Eureka, of course), please contact us at:
(707) 442-7465, through a private Facebook Message (https://www.facebook.com/fairwage.folks), or through email at email@example.com
*We are very grateful to have the use PARC (Peoples’ Action for Rights and Community) and the Eureka Labor Temple for our meetings, canvass training, and Fair Wage Cafes. We drafted the Eureka Fair Wage Act at the Labor Temple! Our desire for a campaign headquarters comes from our need for an equipped office and dedicated organizing space that we can use every day until we win the election on November 4, 2014.
Our weekly meeting Tues we will be upstairs or in the basement.
Politics at 615. If you are a volunteer canvasser and want to skip most of the politics come at 7,
A BIG THANKS to all who have helped us get this far!
VOLUNTEER CALL OUT! We need canvassers, phone bankers, tablers, and leafleteers, musicians, cooks, bottle washers, clean up specialists, event personnel, drivers, your skill set is needed! Call
707 442 7465 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: 2 PM to 7PM
Where: We will meet at the
Labor Temple (9th and E, Eureka)
on Sunday, July 13 at 2 PM.
First we will have a workshop on
how to canvass for Measure R. Then
we will go out on to the streets, talk
to Eureka’s residents and register
SUNDAY the 13th
For more info call: 707-442-7465
Supervisor Candidate and former Eureka City Council Member Chris Kerrigan will be making a short speech at our Fair Wage Café.
Chris will speak at 3 pm. Hammond Park 14th and E, Eureka.
Free food, free music from noon til five pm!