Youth activists to rally April 7, demand Sen. Burr support jobs legislation

Press release from Sunrise Movement Asheville:

What: A rally demanding Senator Richard Burr sign the Good Jobs for All pledge as well as back the THRIVE Agenda and the PRO Act, with signs, banners, speakers, and songs.

When: April 7, 2021, 12 p.m.

Where: 151 Patton Ave # 204, Asheville, NC 28801

Who: Youth activists with Sunrise Movement Asheville and Sunrise Movement UNC-Asheville. Speakers include partner organizations Indigenous Environmental Network and the NNU Mission Union.

Why: We demand Senator Burr sign the Good Jobs for All pledge, which calls for an investment in at least $10 trillion to create and sustain at least 15 million good jobs over the next decade, with at least 50% of funds going to communities on the frontlines of our economic, environmental, and public health crises. Our rally demands a $15 minimum wage and other labor and equity standards in the THRIVE Agenda, as well as union access through passing the PRO Act. With so much work to do to build a better society that works for all of us, there’s no reason anyone in the richest country in the history of the world should be unemployed, underemployed, or working a job that isn’t in the public interest.

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