$15 Now NJ rally on Saturday, April 1

JERSEY CITY – 15 Now NJ will make a major announcement on Saturday, April 1 st at 1:00 pm.

The announcement will take place outside the Grove Street PATH Station in Jersey City, as part of the campaign to raise the minimum wage.
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> “It’s been great to see this surge in grassroots action opposing the anti-worker policies of the Trump Administration,” said Brian Powers, a volunteer organizer with 15 Now NJ, “But we need to articulate a progressive agenda that will help struggling families. And part of that agenda includes a $15 an hour minimum wage.”
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> 15 Now NJ led the fight in the New Jersey State Legislature for a minimum wage increase.

Its grassroots organizers were behind the 2016 minimum wage bill, which passed in the legislature but was vetoed by Governor Chris Christie.

When Democrats in the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly promised to put the $15 an hour minimum wage on the 2017 ballot, 15 Now NJ held them to their promise.

And since those same legislators failed to even bring the ballot measure to a vote, 15 Now NJ has continued its campaign to raise the minimum wage.
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> While some legislators had argued for passing the bill with carve outs exempting youth workers and farm workers from an increase, 15 Now NJ denounced such measures.
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> “We will not accept any racist, sexist carve-outs,” said Powers.
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> 15 Now NJ is a statewide coalition of organizations dedicated to bettering the conditions of working people. It was founded in 2014.
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> Organizations interested in joining the coalition or co-sponsoring the April 1st event should contact Brian Powers at 15NowNJ@gmail.com.


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