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MaryKayHenry

Mary Kay Henry

International President of the 2 million member Service Employees International Union (@SEIU)

Washington, D.C.

Joined on 24 February, 2009

http://www.seiu.org

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Quoted @abbyabrams

The number of U.S. workers who belong to unions declined again in 2020, new data show. But as COVID-19 devastated the economy, unionized workers saw less job loss than nonunion workers. Now Biden could make it easier for workers to organize in the future

It’s a breath of fresh air to have a president who stands with people who work for a living, not just the rich and powerful. This past week, the Biden administration already took action for economic and racial justice - I look forward to seeing what's next. We must go big & bold.

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President Biden is right! Any plan to tackle the #climatecrisis at home and abroad must include good-paying union jobs. Today’s executive action on climate change takes a strong step forward in fighting environmental and economic injustice.

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Like COVID, the #climatecrisis and pollution hit working people and people of color the hardest. President @JoeBiden’s executive orders will help protect our planet and ensure every family can breathe clean air and drink clean water regardless of their zip code.

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NO MORE ALTERNATIVE FACTS! President Biden has issued an executive order today directing federal agencies to follow scientific evidence when making decisions and reassembled the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

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Quoted @RevDrBarber

Please tell @POTUS @JoeBiden & @VP @KamalaHarris that you support the #PoorPeoplesCampaign’s 14 Policy Priorities to Heal the Nation in the #First100Days.

Sign now to add your name:

We need your voice to heal our nation. Sign the Poor People's Campaign petition for a moral and economic agenda for the #First100Days.

We have to go big and bold:
- crush COVID
- health care for all
- $15 min. wage
- protect voting rights
- fair immigration reform and MUCH MORE

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Black leaders have called for a radical reimagining of what community safety looks like. The executive actions on mass incarceration and prisons have the potential to create positive change. We look forward to more action that will directly protect Black lives & achieve justice.

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Voters should choose their elected leaders instead of elected leaders choosing their voters. The gutting of the Voting Rights Act & resulting attacks have pushed America backwards. These EOs, #HR1, & #HR4 put voters, not corporations, in the driver’s seat of our democracy.

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Every person has a right to fair and equitable housing. When families continue to be locked out because of the color of their skin we maintain two separate and unequal Americas where all working people lose. The executive order on fair housing directs HUD in the right direction.

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By taking action in support of Asian Pacific Islanders, we're disrupting the politics of fear & hate. Many are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. Working without proper PPE, paid sick leave or compensation. All while being subjected to racism, bigotry & xenophobia.

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For far too long, elected leaders and greedy corporations have overlooked and disregarded the will of Indigenous people. These executive actions are the first step toward a new day of protecting the rights and needs of Indigenous communities.

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Today’s historic racial justice executive actions from @POTUS are important markers in our journey toward a nation where everyone, regardless of the color of their skin or money in their bank accounts, is respected, healthy and can live with dignity.

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Quoted @hamiltonnolan

The @fightfor15 is legitimately optimistic that "$15 and a union" is possible in the next two years.

Elected officials are finally answering the demands of the workers who had the guts to persist in calling for $15 since the early years, when they were ridiculed. Now a federal minimum of $15 is on the cusp of becoming a reality. #RaiseTheWage

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Quoted @iAmericaorg

We are launching the #WeAreHome campaign in recognition of the millions of undocumented immigrants who live, work, and contribute to the United States every day.

We demand Congress to formally recognize immigrants with citizenship.

WATCH + SHARE this video to learn more ➡️

We need an immigration system that recognizes immigrants' humanity and rights, unifies families and ensures that home is truly here for all of us.

Watch this video and join us! #WeAreHome

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Replying to @SenSanders: Today, I am introducing the Raise the Wage Act with my colleagues to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour.

The time for tal…

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Replying to @TeamPelosi: America’s essential workers should be paid essential wages. It’s past time to #RaiseTheWage.

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America’s essential workers should be paid essential wages. It’s past time to #RaiseTheWage.

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"@EconomicPolicy, a progressive thinktank, found that raising the minimum to $15 would help 25% of Black workers, 19.1% of Hispanic workers, 13.1% of White workers and 10.8% of Asian workers."

Now's the time to #RaiseTheWage!

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Today, I am introducing the Raise the Wage Act with my colleagues to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour.

The time for talk is over. No more excuses. We can no longer tolerate millions of workers making starvation wages.

Watch our press conference here:

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Our leaders need to do more than say they believe Black Lives Matter. They need to prove it by enacting policies that will improve Black workers’ lives. The Raise the Wage Act would begin to address past wrongs and current policies that still plague our society.

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The Raise the Wage Act is a huge step forward in ending poverty wage work. Over the past year it has become crystal clear just how much the rules are rigged against the millions of people who can’t afford to provide for their families. Congress needs to pass this bill immediately

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Essential workers have been demanding, loudly and clearly, that they need to be respected, protected and paid. The Raise the Wage Act respects their demands and any member of Congress who claims to support working people should get on board.

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