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The safety net is -- Our way of protecting the most vulnerable among us -- A social insurance program, not an entitlement program -- A tradition as old as humanity. It is currently under attack. At stake is the kind of society we want to live in -- and bequeath to our children.
Gloria Steinem's words capture the spirit of this event: "At my age, in this still hierarchical time, people often ask me if I'm 'passing the torch.' I explain that I'm keeping my torch, thank you very much...and I'm using it to light the torches of others. Because only if each of us has a torch will there be enough light."
Begin your celebration of Labor History Month with our collection of May Day posters from the 1970s and photographs of May Day parades and celebrations from New York City -- mostly in Union Square -- in the 1930s and 1940s.