We’re all reeling from the events of the past week in Charlottesville. One thing these events make clear is that we need to be organized to win concrete victories to defeat white supremacy and institutionalized racism. Poverty wages are one of the economic underpinnings of American racism.
15 Now Minnesota is campaigning for a $15/hour minimum wage in Minneapolis, MSP Airport, and across our region, because the rent won’t wait. We need your help to build a powerful grassroots campaign to overcome big business opposition and win $15/hour for all workers! Volunteer and donate today!
#15forMpls raised wages for 54% of Latino workers and 42% of Black workers.
Imagine what we can win with #15forSTP.
Poverty wages are state-sanctioned violence. The women and workers of color who disproportionately earn minimum wage have led the Fight for 15 from the beginning as a way of rejecting the institutional racism of poverty wages.
Join us this weekend to gather petition signatures at two events resisting racism:
Saturday August 19th: Stay Awake concert and celebration: 1-3pm, meet at MLK Park
Sunday August 20th: Central Honors Philando, 3-5pm, meet in front of Dunning Rec Center