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Every year, workers around the world observe International Workers’ Day on May 1st. While the U.S. officially observes our Labor Day in September, many American activists will hold rallies and other events on May 1st to advocate on behalf of issues that affect working-class people. What’s more, International Workers’ Day certainly celebrates American women: not only do women make up nearly half the U.S. workforce, but women also represent nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers across the country.
This #TakeActionTuesday, observe International Workers’ Day by raising your voice about issues that affect working women. Whether you’re excited about paid family leave, combatting workplace sexual harassment, or another policy solution that benefits working women, try one of these tips to raise your voice:
- Trust Your Expertise. You don’t have to have a PhD in Economics to understand the issues that American women face in the workplace—you are an expert on your own experience. When you’re advocating on behalf of an issue that matters to you, share a personal story that highlights how you’ve been impacted.
- Think Global, Act Local. Many issues related to working women, such as the minimum wage or paid family leave, are being legislated at the state or city level. Don’t overlook the impact of starting local!
- Take Action. Visit the AIT Action Center for tools to raise YOUR voice on issues that benefit working women. You’ll find information about your representatives, tools to connect with them, and tips for effective engagement.
Let us know what policy solutions you’re the most excited about at firstname.lastname@example.org.