There will be a “Fight for 15” rally and march on McDonald’s headquarters in Chicago. If you can get there, join them on Thursday, October 4, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Union Park, 1501 W Randolph, Chicago. The keynote speaker will be well-known national activist Reverend William Barber.
What’s Fight for 15? The “$15 for Illinois Future” Coalition is made up of low-wage workers, legislators, advocates, and dozens of organizations across Illinois. It’s time to raise the minimum wage for the 40% of working people in Illinois that are paid less $15, including 46% of women, 48% of African-Americans, and 61% of Latinos. Raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour would provides billions of dollars to the state’s economy and would millions of workers support their families.More information on the Chicago movement here.
What’s the Poor People’s Campaign? Working people are joining together to make sure that Illinois is a state that works for all of us, not just the wealthy few. Working people in Illinois are part of the poor and disenfranchised who live in poverty and experience systemic racism. We need the chance to provide for our families with dignity. We work hard to make ends meet. We shouldn’t have to struggle anymore. That’s why we need corporations and politicians to hear us. Let’s unite to make our voices heard together – to tell politicians we’re showing up at the polls in November and doing whatever it takes to win!
(Adapted from an announcement email by the Illinois Poor People’s Campaign Coordinating Committee. RSPV at: https://actionnetwork.org/events/fight-for-15-rally-and-march)