This year, the people of Florida have the opportunity to move Florida forward by voting Yes on Amendment 2. If passed, Amendment 2 would institute a $15 minimum wage over a gradual period.
As Miami's education professionals, my colleagues and I in United Teachers of Dade are expanding our lessons from the classroom to the entire community because we are facing issues that threaten our collective well-being. Since the COVID-19 pandemic took root in the United States, our teachers, district staff, and security personnel have been advocating non-stop for a science-based public policy approach guided by medical experts and data.
Every day, the United States Postal Service delivers hundreds of thousands of pieces of mail to every corner of the country. The USPS is one of America's longest-running and most trusted public institutions. It's served the American people through wars, depressions, and pandemics. Their deliveries are a lifeline in keeping our communities running, delivering everything from letters to loved ones, medical supplies and prescriptions for veterans and those unable to leave home, and packages for small businesses. So why is the current administration trying to kill it?
Florida is experiencing a climate emergency. Temperatures continue to increase, sea levels are rising, flooding is displacing communities, and intensified storms threaten both our coasts and inland areas. These cascading effects touch every aspect of Floridian's daily lives: our health, water resources, and work.
Coming on the first few days of Hispanic Heritage Month, and largely tailored towards the influential voting bloc of Puerto Ricans across battleground states, dueling proposals from the two campaigns have captured much fanfare. The similarities between Republican and Democratic policy agendas end there. They really show how one presidential candidate, Joe Biden, is a true statesman, while President Trump remains the same conman we were warned about in 2016.
Voting is one of the most powerful actions that citizens can undertake. Our responsibility to improve our collective wellbeing and affect change by participating in the democratic process starts with registering to vote.
For the last 22 days, United Auto Workers (UAW) members have been walking the picket line in support of better healthcare, wages and treatment of part-time employees. The support nationwide for the strike shows that working people are realizing the power they have.
The Florida Legislature is up to their old tricks by trying to stop your voice in the Democratic process. Sign the petition to let them know we will not allow this attack on our Constitutional Rights!