Labor Day: The Fight for American Workers

On this Labor Day, President Trump and Congressional Republicans stand in the way of millions of Americans continuing to work, continuing to earn their way and millions more from receiving relief while they struggle to survive in Trump’s depressed COVID-19 pandemic economy. 

House Democrats passed a bill with funding for the American people back in May. 

It’s now September.

Counties and local governments, states and individual families are all struggling to pay their bills because of the failed federal response to COVID-19.

Layoffs are coming to a county, town and state near you, and President Trump and Congressional Republicans cannot escape culpability.

Yes, Republicans have pounded the idea that Democrats are bad and low wages for American workers are good for the economy, but is this really what rural Americans are going to continue to swallow election after election?

Is this what they will continue to swallow as their communities continue to decline under Republican Party failed economic policies that don’t raise wages, don’t create jobs and leave millions of Americans behind?

Labor Day was founded because of the failures of both government and the private sector to pay Americans fair wages for their hard work. 

That fight has never been more serious than it is in this election. 

Do not accept the same bull**** that you’ve heard for years. 

Demand better or you will never have a better future.

And, yes, many Democratic candidates are nowhere to be seen or heard. 

Some of that is due to local media not covering Democratic challengers. Some of it is due to the Democratic Party of Illinois or national party not caring enough about our communities to invest in candidates, messengers or county parties. 

That doesn’t mean there aren’t worthwhile candidates to vote FOR in down ballot races. 

However, in some races, there are no candidates that are worthy of votes. They don’t even bother to file the basic campaign finance forms. I cannot vote for someone who can’t do the minimum of transparency with finances. 

It would be better if they also had some policies and ideas to rally behind.  

I can get behind stimulus for the American people, American workers and making the American economy the central focus of this election. 

There is one party that has done the work. The House Democratic caucus has done their job. It’s too bad they don’t have a willing and able party in the Senate to get the bill across the finish line.

On this Labor Day, President Trump and Congressional Republicans stand in the way of millions of Americans continuing to work, continuing to earn their way and millions more from receiving relief while they struggle to survive in Trump’s depressed COVID-19 pandemic economy. 

House Democrats passed a bill with funding for the American people back in May. 

It’s now September.

Counties and local governments, states and individual families are all struggling to pay their bills because of the failed federal response to COVID-19.

Layoffs are coming to a county, town and state near you, and President Trump and Congressional Republicans cannot escape culpability.

Yes, Republicans have pounded the idea that Democrats are bad and low wages for American workers are good for the economy, but is this really what rural Americans are going to continue to swallow election after election?

Is this what they will continue to swallow as their communities continue to decline under Republican Party failed economic policies that don’t raise wages, don’t create jobs and leave millions of Americans behind?

Labor Day was founded because of the failures of both government and the private sector to pay Americans fair wages for their hard work. 

That fight has never been more serious than it is in this election. 

Do not accept the same bull**** that you’ve heard for years. 

Demand better or you will never have a better future.

And, yes, many Democratic candidates are nowhere to be seen or heard. 

Some of that is due to local media not covering Democratic challengers. Some of it is due to the Democratic Party of Illinois or national party not caring enough about our communities to invest in candidates, messengers or county parties. 

That doesn’t mean there aren’t worthwhile candidates to vote FOR in down ballot races. 

However, in some races, there are no candidates that are worthy of votes. They don’t even bother to file the basic campaign finance forms. I cannot vote for someone who can’t do the minimum of transparency with finances. 

It would be better if they also had some policies and ideas to rally behind.  

I can get behind stimulus for the American people, American workers and making the American economy the central focus of this election. 

There is one party that has done the work. The House Democratic caucus has done their job. It’s too bad they don’t have a willing and able party in the Senate to get the bill across the finish line.