About the Delaware Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
We’ve been working with organization across the state to pass numerous important pieces of legislation that will help Delaware confront poverty and racial injustice.
State Legislative Updates:
Senate Bill 1: Last week, the Healthy Delaware Families Act was introduced in the Delaware General Assembly. This bill, SB1, would ensure every working Delawarean can access up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave when they need it most – welcoming a new child, addressing a serious medical condition, caring for a family member with a serious medical condition, or addressing the impact of domestic violence or a family member’s military deployment. As part of the Delaware Cares Coalition, we’ve been asking our members to write a letter to their elected officials, asking them to support this necessary legislation.
Senate Bill 15: The Easiest and Most Immediate way to lift Delaware Citizens out of poverty is to increase our minimum wage! But it’s clear that Delaware’s legislators aren’t willing to move this important legislation out of committee. We’re putting pressure on the Chair of the Appropriations Committee, Rep. William Carson (D), along with Speaker of the House, Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf (D), to get them to do their jobs! It’s time for us to Fight Back and Demand that our elected officials move to raise the wage and Pass Senate Bill 15.
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