10 Ideas to Save the Economy (in Easy-to-Understand Videos)


May 13, 2015

No one who works full-time should live in poverty. And no one should have to choose between providing for their family and being a good parent.
To raise awareness and inform the debate around these and other important issues, MoveOn and Robert Reich recently launched a new campaign,”The Big Picture: 10 Ideas to Save the Economy.” In short, easy-to-understand videos, Robert – an economist, advocate, and former Secretary of Labor, among other things – debunks myths and offers commonsense solutions that would make our economy work for everyone.

In his first video, he makes the case for increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour and leans into the momentum generated by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s major announcement last week of a plan to dramatically raise pay for 180,000 fast-food workers across the state. He emphasizes that a decent nation ensures that all workers get a decent wage.

The second video in the series features Reich outlining four key policies that will help working families succeed economically, including universal child care, regular hours, paid family leave, and ensuring equal pay for equal work.

Visit MoveOn’s Fight for $15 page and working families page and share the videos to help build support nationwide. And, since MoveOn will campaign for the ideas with the most shares, you’ll also be voting for MoveOn to campaign to make these policies a reality. You can also take action on related petitions on their site.

MoveOn and Robert will be coming out with additional videos over the next few weeks highlighting even more ideas to make our economy work for everyone. Stay tuned to Voices for Human Needs for more information.

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