By Kim Glovas
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The first ever “Workers Stand for America Rally” is being planned for August 11th in Philadelphia. The rally was announced yesterday at a national news conference in Washington DC.
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka says the event will allow unions and middle class workers to join together in signing the Second Bill of Rights. He says its focus is on creating jobs and a living wage, but that’s not all.
“You just saw the article in the paper where 9.2 percent of the electorate in Pennsylvania is being disenfranchised because of a law that one Republican legislator admitted was politically driven. It had nothing to do with voter fraud. It was about suppressing voter turnout.”
He says the Second Bill of Rights will be presented to politicians at all levels, from local to the presidential race. Hill says whoever signs it will send a message to voters that he or she believes in supporting the nation’s workers, or they don’t.