Council member Bothwell releases statement on Labor Day

From Council member Cecil Bothwell’s campaign:

Asheville, NC— Councilmember Cecil Bothwell spoke out on Labor Day on his continued support for working families, low-wage employees, and the rights of immigrant workers. The Labor Day holiday was first established to celebrate the achievements of American workers; however, Bothwell says, legislators in Raleigh and across the country continue to pass laws that hurt working families.

“Even as we celebrate Labor Day this weekend, millions of workers are suffering because the minimum wage is too low, service industry and low-wage workers are under-insured, and union voices are being stifled by radical legislators who are not concerned with the well being of families,” Bothwell said.

Bothwell recently spoke at a rally in Sylva where he argued that cuts to unemployment benefits, education, and Medicaid will harm the working poor and families across North Carolina. Bothwell has also been a vocal supporter of the Living Wage Campaign in Asheville during his first term on Asheville City Council, and he intends to continue to argue for the rights of working families in a second term.

“While many of us take the opportunity of this holiday to spend time with our families and enjoy a well-deserved rest, millions of workers do not have that luxury,” Bothwell said, “All American workers deserve to be paid a living wage, to have access to affordable health care, and to know that they are working in a safe environment.”

Incumbent Cecil Bothwell is running for re-election for another four-year term on the Asheville City Council. Bothwell is an investigative reporter, builder, organic gardener and public servant.
For more information about Cecil Bothwell’s campaign, visit


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