July 22, 2016
Get on the bus to Richmond, August 13th!
In just a few short weeks, we will be marching with the Fight for $15 in Richmond, VA – and we need you with us.
This is truly a historic moment. Four years ago, a few dozen fast-food workers went on strike in New York City for $15 an hour and union rights.
Today, the movement that those strikers set in motion is 64 million strong. Workers have won $15 an hour in New York state and California, in Seattle and for cities and companies across the country – and we’ve helped change the conversation on economic and racial justice.
What: Fight for $15 marches on Richmond, VA
When: Saturday, August 13, 2016, at 1:30 PM
Where: Monroe Park, 620 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220 – FREE BUS RIDES FROM N.C.!
The choice of Richmond, the one-time heart of the Confederacy, will allow us to draw links between the way bosses treat working people today and the racist history of the United States — and connect the Fight for $15 with the growing Black Lives Matter and immigrant justice movements, while exposing the connections between the slave economy and low-wage economy today.
That is why we are proud to be part of the Fight for $15. We are winning change that matters!
This fight is not just about dollars and cents – though we will not stop until every person who works hard makes enough to live.
The Fight for $15 is about justice. Economic justice. Immigration justice. Racial justice.
We’re going to Richmond to fight against that legacy of slavery and racism for an economy that includes everyone, so we can ALL do better.
For more info, contact Ben Carroll, Raise Up for $15, at 919-604-8167 // firstname.lastname@example.org.