CURE - COMMUNITIES UNITED FOR ROCHESTER EMPOWERMENT
Community-Union Affiliate of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota
A ROCHESTER THAT WORKS FOR ALL
We are using our power in numbers to fight for positive change
CURE is a member-led organization of low- and moderate-income people working to hold corporations and elected officials accountable to our community. We bring together hundreds of people directly affected by our issues to speak for themselves and demand change.
2018 PEOPLE’S PLATFORM
CURE envisions a Rochester that works for All. That means a Rochester where every family has a place to live, a good job, quality healthcare, accessible transportation, and feels safe and welcome in our community.
Housing for All
Require that all new developments include affordable housing
No tax breaks for projects that don’t include affordable housing
Put limits on excessive rent increases
Good Jobs for All
$15 minimum wage
Paid sick time
Respect workers’ rights
Justice for All
Separate local law enforcement from federal immigration agents
Hold law police and sheriff accountable for excessive use of force
Housing and job opportunities for people with prior criminal records
Transportation for All
Accessible and functional public transit system
Pass Rochester Comprehensive Plan
Connect every corner of the city with downtown
Healthcare for All
Ensure Mayo Clinic provides charity care in exchange for tax breaks
Prohibit Mayo from discriminating against Medicare, Medicaid and VA health plans
Call on Mayo to publicly support Universal Healthcare for all Minnesotans
WHAT CURE MEANS TO ROCHESTER COMMUNITY MEMBERS
"I am really excited about this group and how much we've grown in just a few short weeks. Our members are growing fast, and there is so much power in numbers. We will not be ignored, nor shut out. The more the better. If you're struggling getting by, this is the place to be. And did I mention how excited I am to be a part of this!!! Why yes, yes, I did."
"I think this was a great forum for people to come together. I appreciated listening and speaking. Thank you for doing something instead of nothing. Keep up the discussions! Let's build each other up and keep the negative away!"
Attended the Governor's Forum, sponsored by CURE.
"This group will be the one who makes a real difference! We are not going anywhere anytime soon."