People's Agenda 2018
This summer, Jobs with Justice is rolling out the People’s Agenda. Working people have the opportunity to fight for ballot initiatives that will raise the standard of living in their community and at their workplaces. At the same time, we’re facing ballot questions that threaten our livelihoods, communities, and safety. With the recent
On the People’s Agenda:
YES on Question 1 - Safe Patient Limits:
Currently, greedy hospital CEOs maximize their profits by assigning too many patients to nurses. This results in unsafe working & care conditions for Massachusetts nurses and patients.
A YES VOTE on Question 1 will dramatically improve patient safety in Massachusetts hospitals by setting a safe maximum limit on the number of patients assigned to a nurse at the same time.
YES on Question 2 - Dismantling Corporate Personhood:
In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in the Citizens United case that corporations should have the same rights as people, including spending their money to influence federal elections.
A YES VOTE on Question 2 would create a citizens commission that would propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United and reaffirm that corporations are NOT people. It'd also state firmly that it is the policy of Massachusetts to support a 28th Amendment to overturn Citizens United.
YES on Question 3: Continuing defense of trans people’s rights
Since 2016, it has been illegal in Massachusetts to discriminate against people based on gender identity in public places. A YES vote would uphold the law & defend the rights of trans people to access public accommodations, including service establishments like restaurants and stores, health care facilities, and transportation.
We’re mobilizing our entire coalition for a progressive slate that includes all of these ballot questions and ties them together to fight back against corporate greed with solidarity.
You can join us. Here's how:
Volunteer to help us Get out the Vote. We'll need volunteers to phonebank, do visibility stand-outs, and knock on doors with us to educate and ID voters.
Host a house party! This is a great way to educate your community and get them involved. You provide the space, invite your friends and neighbors, and a JwJ organizer will help with the rest!