Recently Fremont County Democratic Party Chair, Bruce Palmer, had an op-ed in the Lander Journal and the Riverton Ranger promoting a “Workers Agenda”– minimum wage increase; wage increases for our public employees and educators; expansion of Medicaid for working poor and repeal of the vacation theft act. Read the op-ed here.
The op-ed prompted this letter to the editor from a Lander doctor (click on the image to make it larger). In the alternative universe that is known as Republicanism a good economy in Wyoming means putting money in the bank, not investing in people and a minimum wage well below poverty level. Democrats believe people are our best investment!
Really? Index the minimum wage to 1938?
Walking for Workers. Repeal the Vacation Theft Act.
On Saturday, September 21 in Lander we will be “Walking for Workers,” knocking on the doors of registered Democrats, giving them information about the Fremont County Democratic Party and asking that they sign a petition in support of the repeal of Enrolled Act 37– the Vacation Theft Act. Message points and all the materials needed will be provided. We’ll meet at The Palmers, 291 Cascade Street (corner of 3rd and Cascade) in Lander and canvass from 10 am until 2 pm and then regroup for chili and stories.
On Saturday, September 28 we will follow this up by “Walking for Workers” in Riverton.