[HCCN] In honor of Human Rights Day, Dec. 10--Please distribute and pass along to others in group or area

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Wed Dec 9 12:47:07 EST 2009


Bill of Economic Human Rights for Maine

1) Every individual has a right to have her/his basic needs met, such  
as:
* 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  
entitlements.

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  
livable wage
* 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  
interests
* 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  
Maine economy.

6) Every individual has a right to access financial services,  
including, but not limited to, savings or checking accounts, loans  
and IRA's.

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)

Mission Statement:
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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