Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) is a dynamic, membership-led, grassroots organization, building power with Arizona’s working families to advance social, racial and economic justice for all. Through leadership development, grassroots campaigns, advocacy and civic engagement, we seek to create an Arizona in which every person enjoys equal rights, opportunities and protections.
In the midst of the challenges with the new executive order, working families have been participating in another battle: Fighting for a $15 per hour minimum wage. Fast Food chains are the number one target Fight for 15 would like to see raise their employee hourly wages. One of the worst chains is McDonalds, known for not prioritizing the needs and lives of their employees. Recently, McDonalds has beenreceiving negative media towards McDonalds disregarding employee safety. LUChA, Living United for Change in Arizona, has organized community members to petition at fast food chains such as McDonalds and grocery stores like El Super. Leading the organized groups is Antonio Valdovinos, a young community organizer fighting for worker rights. Most of the participants in the demonstrations are low income, working families, after all it is the crowd being affected.Continue readingBy Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services | Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013 10:17 am Gov. Jan Brewer lit the dome on the historic Capitol building Thursday night after protesters tried to drown out her comments. Several dozen people chanted "Let the Dreamers drive,'' a reference to her directive not to issue licenses to those in the "deferred action'' program announced last year by the Obama administration. Brewer contends they do not meet the requirements of Arizona law that they are "authorized'' to be in the country. Brewer avoided the entrance to the outdoor event, allowing her to bypass the protesters. "We are here to celebrate the lighting of the dome,'' she told Capitol Media Services. "I appreciate the fact they came and participated,'' Brewer continued. "You know, we're all Arizonans.'' But the governor balked when asked why, if they are "all Arizonans'' they do not deserve state licenses to drive. "Well, well,'' she said, walking off. The dome lighting capped the year-long celebration of Arizona's 100 years as a state. http://m.ahwatukee.com/mobile/news/article_c73d2e6a-7793-11e2-8873-0019bb2963f4.htmlContinue reading
When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 05:00 PM
Where: Hayden Lawn @Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ
Will you join us, and help make this day historic?
We are all standing, joining and fighting together for the rights of working families!! It is time for all of us to stand up for working families! We need all the support that our community can provide.
We will join with our community organizations, workers, students, faith organizations, union members, and others in communities across the country will stand together for a national day of action to call for raising the minimum wage to $15 for all workers, union rights, and better jobs. Be sure to register so we can send you reminders!