LWVKC HOSTS PUBLIC MEETING TITLED POVERTY AND THE MINIMUM WAGE
Making Democracy Work
Serving the people of Coeur d'Alene, Fernan Village, Harrison, Hauser, Hayden, Hayden Lake, Post Falls, Rathdrum and Spirit Lake.
Keynote Speaker: Luke G. Mayville of Reclaim Idaho and author of "John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy”
The League of Women Voters of Kootenai County is holding a public meeting at the the McEuen Park Pavillion at 420 East Front Avenue on Columbus Day, Monday, October 9th from 12:15 PM -1:00 PM. Attendees are welcome as early at 11:45 AM. Open discussion and opportunities to network will be held from 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM.
For your own comfort, bring your own chair and brown bag lunch. A two-hour parking receipt is free when using the pay station at the park and should be placed on the car dash.
League of Women Voters of Idaho Position on State Minimum Wage:
The LWVID supports Idaho legislature setting a minimum wage rate, that is higher than the 2017 federal minimum wage and will then adjust automatically based on a scientifically valid index linked to the cost-of-living in Idaho. As an ongoing state policy, the state minimum wage should be at least as high as the federal minimum wage rate but not limited by that rate.
League of Women Voters Position on Social Policy:
Equal rights and equal opportunity for all. Promote social and economic justice and the health and safety of all Americans.
League of Women Voters Position on Equality of Opportunity:
Education, Employment and Housing - Support equal access to education, employment and housing.
Meeting Basic Human Needs - Support programs and policies to prevent or reduce poverty and to promote self-sufficiency for individuals and families.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate. Membership is open to men and women of all ages. With 800 affiliates across the country, the League is one of the nation’s most trusted organizations.
For more information about LWVKC, please visit our website at www.lwvid.org.