The 1John3 Campaign, a living wage campaign for the workers at Baylor University, hit the campus in full force last Saturday with BearStock. BearStock was a concert the Baylor Students for Social Justice organized to raise awareness of the 1John3 Campaign and issues of economic justice.
We were able to have five bands come out and play in support of our cause, which seeks to accomplish 3 main goals: raise the hourly pay to a Waco living wage of $10.29 an hour, provide a medical benefits package for all workers, and allow workers if they choose and their job allows to work a 40 hour work week. We had tables with our informational brochures and postcards for people to sign that we will send to our interim president. We also had other tables set up for other organizations on our campus who seek to inform students and to advocate on behalf of other forms on injustice in the world today.
I was amazed at how much support we received from our campus, both financially and for our cause. We were able to raise money from private donors and our student government. The reaction the day of the concert was uplifting as well; the news was there and we made the front page of a section in the Waco Tribune. We are encouraged and excited to see where we will be able to go from here. Check out our progress at www.1John3.org. Also, if anyone else is working on a living wage campaign, we would love to talk to you about it!
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