From WV Poor Peoples Campaign
Moral Monday Raise Up for $15
Start: Monday, February 15, 2021 • 3:00 PM • Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
58.3 million workers, nearly half the U.S. workforce, make less than $15/hour. Raising the federal minimum wage to $15/hour would put $328 billion back into the hands of families, who will spend most of that back into the economy. Amidst pandemic and recession, we need real relief, and we know that real relief includes living wages for ALL.
Join us this Moral Monday to Raise Up for $15 at 3pm ET / 12pm PT. We’ll be streaming live from West Virginia to our nationwide online broadcast to hear from folks who know what it’s like to try to get by on minimum wage in America, and who have borne the pain of the pandemic firsthand.
Rev. Barber is joining the West Virginia PPC for a socially-distanced march and speak-out at the office of Sen. Manchin to demand the Senate pass a real relief bill that includes a $15/hour minimum wage. We need folks from across the country to join us online and contact their senators to do the same.
***The online event will be ASL interpreted and open captioned***
This is an online rally you can join from anywhere.
Update: this event will be live-streamed only, due to inclement weather forecast. Register here.
“All I can think is that if we are living in a society that preaches to us that we need to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps then we cannot still be in the same society that tells us that we don’t deserve the bootstraps to pull up…If we do $15/hour it will pull millions of people over the poverty line.”
– Amy Jo Hutchinson, West Virginia Poor People’s Campaign
We cannot allow workers to be divided or left out of the abundance of this nation. During this pandemic, the richest have made $1 trillion while millions have lost their jobs, including many subminimum wage tipped workers who made so little to begin with that they do not qualify for unemployment.
Now is the time for transformation – we demand Covid relief and living wages for all!
Forward together, not one step back