Bernie Sanders Continue To Fight for 15!

Bernie Sanders Continue To Fight for 15!

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Fight for 15!

Bernie Sanders is the Chair of the Budget Committee and he gets to decide whether the $15/hour minimum wage is in the COVID relief bill or not. The $15/hour minimum wage has a chance of passing if Bernie Sanders keeps in the bill, as it will allow the Democrats to vote on it, but if he removes it, then he will be hindering the rise in minimum wage. 

Recently, many young activists in the #FightFor15 have spoken up and shared their own stories on why there should be an increase in minimum wage, bringing in national attention amongst workers and allies who are eager to hear about the ruling. Very recently, The Senate parliamentarian ruled against an increase in the minimum wage as part of the COVID-19 relief bill.  Bernie Sanders said that the decision is "upsetting” to CNN. Since 2009, the minimum wage has been set at $7.25 an hour, and due to COVID-19, minimum wage workers along with Bernie Sanders want to raise this minimum wage to $15. As the fight goes on, we must support these families who are working multiple minimum wage jobs to support their loved ones. A McDonald's employee and father of three even testified that his family had to live in his car and needed to get government help to pay for basic needs. Senator Sanders recently held a hearing to let people know that there are many in need of the increase. He even invited executives of McDonalds and Walmart to testify, but they both rejected the invitation. Read more about this here. 

There are many families that can benefit from the inclusion of minimum wage in the COVID-19 relief bill, and thousands of minimum wage workers around the country are fighting for 15! If you want to help in this movement, please sign this petition. 

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