All posts tagged: ICWJ

Notes from September Meeting – Fight for $15 – Rabbi Laurie Coskey of the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice

Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order at 4:03 PM. Susan welcomed and introduced guests, including Lucy, Maggie, and Beth. She also welcomed new club members Jess Durfee, Phil and Debbie Currier, Brian Pease, Rena Marrocco, Laura Fink, Deanneka and Ricardo Flores, and Craig Roberts. She then gave a ‘rant’ on the conditions of club’s meeting location – the Point Loma Assembly – and the need for monies for air conditioning and a new electrical system. Susan then introduced elected officials and candidates and welcomed each to give 2 minutes of remarks: Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (who is seeking election to Senate District 39)  provided a legislative update noting that legislation to increase the state’s minimum wage would come up in January or February; Todd Gloria (who is seeking election to Assembly District 78), provided a brief legislative update on City affairs; Georgette Gómez (candidate for San Diego City Council District 9); Sarah Saez (candidate for San Diego City Council District 9); Joe LaCava (candidate for San Diego City Council District 1); and Mara Elliott (candidate for San Diego …

Sep 27 – Monthly Meeting – Fight for $15 – Rabbi Laurie Coskey of the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice

Rabbi Laurie Coskey of the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice will be with us to talk about what the Fight 4 $15 and raising the minimum wage means to real people living in our region. She’ll be joined by clubmember Steve Rivera and workers and organizers from the Fight for $15. In just 3 years what was started by 200 Fast Food workers has become an international Fight 4 $15 movement that connects generations of workers, cuts through borders, unites workers from over a dozen industries. We will have the chance to speak with workers and learn about this and other campaigns in San Diego that are seeking to win better wages, benefits, a voice on the job and a step out of poverty. We will discuss how the Point Loma Democratic Club can participate in passing the minimum wage ordinance and get more involved in exciting campaigns for economic sustainability. Here are two examples of how much this issue means to our community, the names have been changed and these are different stories from the ones …

Dec 4 – Voices for Justice: Who Will Speak if We Don’t?

Who: Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice 3758 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104 For more information, please contact Steve Rivera at Voices4Justice@icwj.org or (619) 584-5740 What: Celebrate 15 years of ICWJ! A Fiesta de Quinceañera is the traditional celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday throughout Latin American cultures. In honor of ICWJ’s 15 years, we are celebrating our annual Voices for Justice gala with a quinceañera theme! When: Wednesday,December 4, 2013 5:30 p.m. Mocktails (alcohol-free) 6:30 p.m. Dinner Program 8:30 p.m. Adiós! Where: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay 1441 Quivira Road San Diego, CA 92109 Celebrate 15 years of ICWJ! A Fiesta de Quinceañera is the traditional celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday throughout Latin American cultures. In honor of ICWJ’s 15 years, we are celebrating our annual Voices for Justice gala with a quinceañera theme! In 1998, The Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice of San Diego County was established to bring the power and energy of the faith community’s moral authority to local struggles for worker justice. Today, because of your partnership, we have thousands …