Statement of Howie Hawkins, former Green Party candidate for Governor, on Cuomo Announcement of Minimum Wage Board for Fast Food Workers
"While I am glad that Cuomo has finally admitted that the Governor has the power to raise the minimum wage without legislative agreement, I am disturbed by the timing and content of today's announcement. All workers, not just fast food workers, are entitled to a living wage and that should be at least $15 an hour. The fast food workers have been demanding $15 in their demonstrations. Once again the Governor is providing an excuse for lawmakers not to enact a more robust wage hike. They still have more than a month to act before taking their five month vacation. Lawmakers should pass a $15 minimum wage for every worker in the state, including tip workers, with indexing and home rule for local governments that want to set a higher minimum wage in their jurisdictions."
... read the full story ...
Arizona Green Party to hold annual meeting 25th Anniversary Celebration
The Arizona Green Party (AZGP) invites all registered Greens & guests to attend our next General Membership meeting & 25th Anniversary Celebration!
Saturday, May 30, 2015—9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Raul H. Castro SBS Building, Room 110
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ 86001
(Intersection of McConnell & Knoles Drive; Building 65 on campus map)
County chapter, Green Party-US & working committee reports
Call to Action (Green Party voter registration & recruiting Green Party candidates for the 2016 Election)
Keynote Speaker—Dr. Kent Mesplay (2004, 2008 & 2012 Green Party presidential candidate)
AZGP Lifetime Achievement honorees