My first trip outside of Texas takes me to Las Vegas, and the landing was a little more exciting that I wanted, but I’m here in one piece until Sunday. It’s also the first time I’ve ever spent time in Clark County, NV besides transiting the airport.
But it’s not a vacation, it’s actually a business trip. I’m here for the Working Families Party Spring School along with some of my colleagues from Trans United Fund.
In case you’re wondering who and what is that group, the Working Families Party is a progressive organization founded in New York in 1998 by a coalition of labor unions, civic organizations, and advocacy groups.
They are a growing progressive organization dedicated to fighting for an economy that works for all of us, not just the 1% billionaires and a democracy in which every voice matters. Working Families now has chapters in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Washington DC
The policies they are pushing for are a livable wage, affordable housing, raising the minimum wage, universal single payer health care, better public schools, and more investment in public services.
This Spring School is a multi day training that is happening here, and it’s going to be interesting to see what other persons and organizations are here and what transpires over the next few days until I head back to the Lone Star State.