Help "$15 Now" raise US Minimum Wage!
August 19, 2014
Dear Friend of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy,
Our office is closed for the month of August, but we did want to send you this important appeal from our friends at "Help 15 Now Raise the Minimum Wage Across America!" Please make a generous contribution here if you can -- and send us a reply email to let us know that you've donated.
Take a moment to check the campaign out on Indiegogo and also share it with your friends. All the tools are there. Get perks, make a contribution, or simply follow updates. If enough of us get behind it, we can make 'Help 15 Now Raise the Minimum Wage Across America!' happen!
The Movement Spreads: 15Now Los Angeles
(Source: 15Now website)
And here's the Campaign message:
15 Now won a $15 per hour minimum wage in Seattle with a people-powered grass-roots campaign. We can and will do the same in cities and states across America. We need your help to hire a National Organizer to manage the many new 15 Now chapters springing up around the country. Efforts are underway to raise the wage in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and more than 25 other cities. Let's build on the momentum of Seattle and end poverty wages.
We intend to raise $50,000 to support the salary of a paid national organizer. If we fall short, money raised will support the payroll needs of our existing dedicated grass-roots staff. Big business has the resources to fight us every step of the way. We know from our victory in Seattle that building a mass movement on the ground is the only way to defeat the power of big money. This requires a core of professional and dedicated political organizers.
Please share on social media and via email to your friends and family! If you can't give, please visit www.15now.org and sign up to volunteer for a 15 Now chapter near you. Together we can end the race to the bottom!
In peace and solidarity,
Joanne Landy and Thomas Harrison
Campaign for Peace and Democracy