New Campaign to Refocus National Debate on Economic Opportunity and Middle-Class Rights
July 12, 2012
A national campaign to refocus America’s national priorities on the needs of working men and women, demanding an economy that works for all, not just those at the top. Said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka at the National Press Club newsmakers press conference July 12:
“Workers Stand for America” will feature a major rally on Aug. 11 in Philadelphia, bringing together working people – union and nonunion – in the run-up to the Democratic and Republican national conventions to urge elected officials to stand with working families in supporting a Second Bill of Rights promoting individual freedom and economic opportunity for all.
Says International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers President Edwin D Hill:
Emphasizing the nonpartisan nature of the event, Hill said:
Inspired by President Franklin Roosevelt’s proposed 1944 economic Bill of Rights, rally participants will be encouraged to sign their name to America’s Second Bill of Rights, which will be presented to delegates at both nominating conventions.
More information on the Aug. 11 rally as well as the Second Bill of Rights is available on http://www.WorkersStandforAmerica.com
The Second Bill of Rights is also available for people to sign online.