Pasadena, Keep Your Promise

Pasadena, Keep Your Promise

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EVERYBODY LOVES A PARADE

EVERYBODY LOVES A PARADE

 Join in the 100 – vehicle “Pasadena Workers Justice Parade” to protect Pasadena’s minimum wage ordinance on Saturday, January 26 at 8:00 a.m.Drivers and participants should gather to decorate their cars at More »

FIGHT FOR $15

FIGHT FOR $15

Thanks to efforts by you and others, Pasadena adopted a minimum wage law in 2016 requiring employers with 26 or more employees to pay their workers $13.25/hour and employers with 25 or More »

Let’s Talk. Let’s Learn

Let’s Talk. Let’s Learn

Community Conversation with Police Chief John Perez and Steve Mermell, Pasadena City Manager. Thursday February 7, 2019:6:00pm Doors Open6:30pm Panel Discussion with City Manager and Police Chief7:00pm Community Dialogue Alkebu-Lan Cultural Center, More »

Voting Matters

Voting Matters

Remember the Blue Wave and taking back the house?   Now it’s time to make your opinion known about  transitioning from polling places to countywide vote centers.   Thursday, January 10, 2019  6:00pm-8:00pm  More »

Let’s Talk. Let’s Learn

Community Conversation with Police Chief John Perez and Steve Mermell, Pasadena City Manager.

Thursday February 7, 2019:
6:00pm Doors Open
6:30pm Panel Discussion with City Manager and Police Chief
7:00pm Community Dialogue

Alkebu-Lan Cultural Center, 1435 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103 (Parking on Raymond Avenue)

NAACP (Pasadena Branch)
IMA (Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance)
CICOPP (Coalition for Increased Civilian Oversight of Pasadena Police

Voting Matters

Remember the Blue Wave and taking back the house?   Now it’s time to make your opinion known about  transitioning from polling places to countywide vote centers.  

Thursday, January 10, 2019 

6:00pm-8:00pm 

Jackie Robinson Community Center 

1020 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103

Rose Parade Glitz Hides Pasadena Poverty and Inequality

POP Minimum Wage Campaign

But it won’t be a happy new year for thousands of Pasadena workers and their families if the Pasadena City Council freezes their wages. In this article today in Pasadena Now, Mark Maier and I look at the gap between Pasadena’s reputation and its reality: http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/guest-opinion-rose-parade-glitz-hides-pasadena-poverty-and-inequality.  Pasadena is the second most unequal city in California. Also, one quarter of Pasadena households (not individuals) earn less than $35,000 a year. The gap between low wages and sky-high rents causes enormous hardship and suffering, and hurts the local economy. But the City Council can help.  In February, the Council will vote on whether to freeze the city’s current minimum wage or continue the gradual annual increase to $15/hour by 2020 (with a one-year delay for businesses with 25 or fewer employees).   Pasadenans Organizing for Progress (POP!) is leading the campaign to persuade the City Council to keep its promise to low wage workers and increase Pasadena’s minimum wage so it is the same as the minimum wage in LA and Altadena.  If you live or work in Pasadena, please contact Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek and your City Council member and let them know how you feel about this. If you’d like to get involved with the campaign, let us know.  Thanks.

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