Step Up Louisiana’s Economic Justice 3-Poing Platform Rally in Jefferson Parish

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Step Up Louisiana, a community-based organization dedicated to education and economic justice, is hosting a rally to advocate for our Economic Justice 3-Point Platform. This platform addresses crucial issues such as a $15 minimum wage, equal pay for equal work for women, and fair chance hiring, also known as “Ban the Box.”

Date: Thursday, November 30th, 2023
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Joseph S. Yenni Building, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd, Elmwood, LA 70123?

Key Speakers:
– Organizational Leaders
– Individuals Directly Impacted by Economic Injustice
– Faith Leaders

Step Up Louisiana works alongside multiracial and intergenerational Louisianans, advocating for systemic change through campaigns, organizing efforts with a racial justice perspective, and holding public officials accountable. The rally aims to address the urgent need for economic justice and fair opportunities for all residents of Jefferson Parish.

Platform Focus:
1. $15 Minimum Wage:
– Raise the minimum pay for all parish employees to $15 per hour.
– Advocate for local control of minimum wage in 2024.

2. Equal Pay for Women – Close the Gender Pay Gap:
– Establish an Equal Pay for Equal Work for Women commission at the parish level.
– Promote pay transparency and protect employees from retaliation for discussing wages.

3. Ban the Box – Fair Chance Hiring:
– Call for the removal of the criminal history checkbox on job applications.
– Support Fair Chance Housing for public housing in the parish.

Recent Developments:
With a newly elected Jefferson Parish Council, Step Up Louisiana urges them to adopt our Economic Justice 3-Point Economic Justice Platform. An attached letter signed by 30 organizations, businesses, faith leaders, and unions, emphasizes the importance of economic justice for the community.

About Step Up Louisiana?:
Step Up Louisiana is committed to building power and advocating for education and economic justice. Working with diverse communities, the organization engages in campaigns, organizing efforts, and actions to disrupt systemic oppression in schools and workplaces.

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