With local hip-hop artist RA Scion performing on stage and the bass turned to full blast, the 15 Now campaign and its community allies celebrated the closing of the long-awaited February 15th Day of Organizing, Education, and Music. Upwards of 400 people paraded into SEIU 775’s headquarters throughout the day, filling up every seat and spilling into the hallways to listen to speakers like Green Party 2012 Presidential candidate Jill Stein, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, and SEIU Local 775 President David Rolf. But, most remarkable was the experience of participating in the workshops facilitated by (extra)ordinary workers and activists, who organized themselves into neighborhood action groups, shared experiences on movement building, and discussed responses to common questions about raising the minimum wage. This weekend will prove to be a critical time of preparation, as we carry this movement to new heights with the March For 15 on March 15th, massive May Day actions, and much more to come this year until a $15/hour minimum wage is won!
If you missed this tremendously successful event, or you were there but want to relive those epic moments, watch this news coverage!