Seattle has now become the first major U.S. city to pass a $15 an hour minimum wage. This historic achievement was the result of a powerful grassroots movement built from below. The message is clear: When we organize we can win!
15 Now spearheaded the campaign in Seattle, and now we are building 15 Now nationwide. We spent $150,000 to win in Seattle. To take this fight across the country we need to raise another $150,000. Please donate $15, or more, to help us end poverty wages.
Now is the time for you to get involved and help us spread the movement across the country. Get involved in a local 15 Now chapter or start a new one in your area today!
15 NOW VICTORY PARTY & CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER
@ Washington Hall (153 14th Ave Seattle)
$15 entry (no one turned away)
15 Now in Seattle is a Model for Building Nationwide
It was a grassroots movement in Seattle that forced the political establishment to accept $15, The election of Socialist Alternative councilmember Kshama Sawant in 2013 and the launching of the 15 Now campaign in January 2014 were key factors in building this movement.
Even with some corporate loopholes in the deal – which could have been defeated with a stronger movement – the message is clear. We can take on big business and win! In Seattle alone, raising the minimum wage to $15 will put an additional $3 billion into the pockets of low-wage workers over the next decade.
Now is the time to spread the movement nationwide. Imagine what can be achieved across the country if 15 Now grows into a strong national organization of low-wage workers, unions, and community activists in a common struggle for a nationwide $15 minimum wage.
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15 Now is a democratically run campaign that anyone can get involved in. We bring together labor activists, low-wage workers, social justice organizers and community members fighting for a living wage.
The victory in Seattle would not have been possible without the building of a mass campaign that included strikes, protest rallies, mass signature collections and flyering organized by local 15 Now action groups.
What 15 Now can offer is an organization which everyone can get involved in and fully participate in the struggle. Join an existing 15 Now chapter or start your own 15 Now chapter if there is none in your city. Get involved!