[HCCN] In honor of Human Rights Day, Dec. 10--Please distribute and pass along to others in group or area
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Bill of Economic Human Rights for Maine
1) Every individual has a right to have her/his basic needs met, such
* food and clothing
* permanent housing
* health care
* child care
2) Every individual has a right to income to provide the basic needs
of her/his family, through productive employment and/or through
3) Every individual has a right to:
* freedom from discrimination in obtaining her/his basic needs
* seek one's choice of employment
* access to public transportation that supports employment retention
* productive work with equal pay for equal or comparable work at a
* protections against the ill effects of unemployment
* a standard of living that is adequate for security and well-being..
4) Every individual has a right to:
* form and join labor unions and other groups which protect her/his
* bargain collectively on issues such as pay and working conditions
* work in businesses or cooperatives which provide maximum
opportunities for economic democracy
* strike without fear of reprisals.
5) Every individual has a right to education or training to obtain
the skills that allow her/him to participate in and contribute to the
6) Every individual has a right to access financial services,
including, but not limited to, savings or checking accounts, loans
7) Every individual has a right to access quality legal services
regardless of the ability to pay.
Maine Poor People's Economic Human Rights Coalition (Maine PPEHRC)
The Maine Poor People's Economic Human Rights Coalition works to
inspire and exact change for the betterment of our lives and
communities by generating a movement that unites the poor and their
allies. Members share a common vision of a society where all have
rights to housing, living wage jobs, health care, quality education,
and other economic human rights.
Let it be known that the Bill of Economic Human Rights for Maine
listed below is in accordance with and enforceable by the Maine
Constitution, the US Constitution plus its amendments, and the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
For more info about Maine PPEHRC or more copies of the Bill of
Economic Human Rights for Maine: Maine PPEHRC, 33 Cabot St.,
Portland, ME 04102, 207-899-4623 (David) or janshouse at yahoo.com (Jan).
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