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[I watn to live not just exist]


League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara
and supporting organizations present:

A LIVING WAGE:
ONE STEP TO EQUITY

What is a "living wage"? Why do we need one?
Who's fighting for it? What impacts on small businesses?

Panel:

Joan Malone, first Executive Director of Coalition for Economic Justice City of Buffalo's Living Wage
     Background and Living Wage Commission

Andrew Delmonte, Social Enterprise Coordinator Small Business Development Center, SUNY Buffalo State
     Impact of living wage on small business sustainability

Kim Gibson, Organizer with SEIU Local 1199 (Service Employees International Union) Initiative: Fight for $15/Hour, including special front line guests
     Initiative: Fight for $15/Hour, including special front line guests

Victoria Reynolds, Deputy District Director, Small Business Administration
     Perspectives and potential impact of living wage and higher minimum wages on small businesses


Thursday, April 23, 2015
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst, NY - Free parking

EVENT IS FREE. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED.



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