• Matthew Diemer

The American Dream: Sleeping, Not Dead

This battle is a sprint AND a marathon, so if you haven’t been able to donate yet, consider doing so now-- your dollar is still making a HUGE difference.

This week, we’re talking about the gig economy, and how crucial it is for our government to approach legislation in a sane way that ensures dignity for workers, while encouraging business growth.

It’s a balancing act, and one that has been pushed to one extreme in places like California, where Uber, Lyft, and other gig worker-dependent companies spent $200M to pass a law that would chip away at workers’ benefits and rights to organize. I wrote a little bit about it in the email yesterday, found on the blog, here: BLOG LINK

Today, I want to dig into what I believe American workers deserve. I’m a problem-solver by nature, and to solve this problem, I believe that the rights, benefits, and dignity of American workers are the pieces of the puzzle that we must consider fundamental.

I want to see a return to single-income families, where one breadwinner’s work is enough for a small American family to grow.

I want every American to have access to healthcare (this alone is a HUGE topic, obviously, and one we’ll be digging into in detail later on).

I want every American to feel good about retiring at an appropriate age-- I don’t want our cherished elders to have to work sub-minimum wage jobs to keep the homes they’ve worked so hard to build.

I want every American to feel safe and supported at work. Personally, I LOVE to work, and have made it my mission in life to work for opportunities to do work that I love. I want every American to be able to do the same, without debilitating student loan debt or years of thankless jobs.

Ohio is special, because we are workers, we are builders, we are problem solvers. It’s in our DNA, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I want our work ethic to be rewarded, not taken advantage of, to line the pockets of a few fatcats.

What do you think?

Tomorrow, I’m going to humbly suggest a few ways to secure the American dream for every American worker. I’ll be looking forward to what you think!

In the meantime, would you consider making a donation to my campaign? To be frank, it’s been a slow quarter overall, but we’re really hoping that September will pick back up, and that we’ll have good numbers to show by the end of the quarter. WIll you become a part of our mission to bring Democratic representation to Northeast Ohio?