When Republican presidential candidates kicked off their debate on November 10, they found that the stage had already been set — by the Fight for $15 movement.
Workers in home care, child care, fast-food, and other industries forced the issue of low pay into the national spotlight with a day of protests, rallies and strikes in more than 500 cities all across the country.
— HomeCare FightFor15 (@FF15HomeCare) November 11, 2015
Home care workers like Aretha Peters in Cleveland took to the streets in support of striking fast-food workers, then gathered to send their message to elected leaders and politicians: “We are calling on our elected representatives at all levels to make sure Cleveland workers have a fair shot,” Aretha said. From Cleveland and Tampa to Los Angeles and Denver, home care workers have been a strong voice in the Fight for $15, and we aren’t stopping now. We’re putting politicians on notice and telling them: Come get my vote!