Did you know that the Supreme Court deemed corporations as people with Constitutional rights fifty years before women achieved the right to vote? That fact gives a whole new meaning to this sentence: The US Constitution is a property rights document.
Today, March 8, is International Women's Day -- an observance established in 1911 with deep roots in the Women's Suffrage Movement. It is an expression of how hard women all over the world have had to fight to secure the same legal status, rights, and opportunities as men. It's also a reminder of the immense work is left to be done to elevate human rights over corporate privilege. Help us grow the movement to continue that work by sharing the Motion to Amend petition on your social media, or a group text/email to your friends and family!
Last week, the Fight for $15 took another blow in Congress. And we shouldn't be surprised. Many lawmakers are invested in -- and funded by -- corporations whose massive profits rely on paying workers starvation wages. And it is undeniable that this was an especially harsh slap in the face to working women, when...
62% of minimum wage workers are women (disproportionately women of color)
- 70% of tipped workers (many of whom make a base pay of $2.13/hr) are women
Feminized labor (service work, domestic work, care work) is still devalued in our economic system, despite how "essential" people love to say it is.
It's time for those in power to STOP🛑with the empty accolades for working class women, and all workers who have been risking their lives (and the lives of their loved ones) on the front lines of this crisis for the past year -- and instead show that appreciation by paying a living wage
As an explicitly feminist, woman-led organization, Move to Amend exists to ensure that all people have equal rights and opportunities -- and we understand that corporate Constitutional rights ALWAYS come at the expense of not only women's rights but the basic human rights that feminists believe EVERYONE should have, like housing, healthcare, and a living wage.
What you can do today: