Wed 12/11: Ethical eating isn’t just about the food on your plate. Fight for the servers too! Deadline to comment is tonight, 11:59pm EST!

Action #1: Please comment until the deadline tonight on the restaurant industry’s $700 million dollars-a-year money grab from tipped servers.

The deadline to write in is tonight, Wed. (12/11), 11:59 pm EST! Take the length of time you’d eat a quick meal and make a comment.

Will my comment make a difference? Yes. See action #3 below.

Information on this action is here

  • Write a comment here
  • Read the proposal here
  • Other comments, which are almost all from restaurant owners/managers are here. However, there are now some comments for the workers. Please add your comment as well. Have you ever been a server? A bartender? Did you get the subminimal wage?

Action #2: The House passed H.R. – Raise the Wage Act. The Senate needs to pass S.150!

Ask your senators to give the gift of basic economic stability for those now stuck with subminimal wages. S.150 – Raise the Wage Act amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (really – 1938) to increase the federal minimum wage for regular employees over a 7-year period, for tipped employees, and for newly hired employees who are less than 20 years old.

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Thursday 2/1 – Dreamers (the REAL ones), Russia Sanctions, Stealing tips.

“Politics” used to be voting in the right candidate, then just sitting back on our couches watching TV, and waiting for good things to happen.

If that were ever true, it isn’t like that now. Now it’s about our calls.

“I bring back the Groundhog Day pic from time to time because, let’s face it, some of these calls feel incredibly repetitive. We’ve been asking for the same stuff for months. Agh!

The aides I talk to every day, though, tell me repeatedly how important it is that we keep calling, and keep making the same asks over and over. “We definitely need to keep hearing from you,” they tell me.

And I’m pretty sure there are 800,000 Dreamers out there who also hope we don’t run out of steam. So let’s not.” (Jessica Craven)

If you haven’t gotten a phone call down to 10 seconds or less, click here for instructions on downloading our Amplify app or setting up your phone for fast calling. 

Action #1 – Go to the training today and volunteer at the Citizenship Fair. 

Click here for information.

Action #2 – Call for a clean Dream Act and Health Centers

We weren’t the only ones who noted this turn of phrase…

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