Rally to support higher minimum wage scheduled for July 24

Press release from Just Economics:

Western Region Coalition of Raising Wages NC holds rally and press event to support a higher minimum wage in NC

 When:  Tuesday, July 24th at 12:30pm

Where: Pritchard Park, Asheville


July 24th is the anniversary of the last time the federal minimum wage was raised in 2009. We are here to say: “We can’t survive on $7.25!” Too many of us, our friends, and our neighbors are working too hard and can’t afford to keep a roof over their head and food on their table!

Just Economics is the regional coordinator of the statewide effort to raise the wage floor in North Carolina and join with 29 other state who have a higher minimum wage than the federal $7.25.

We will Rally to Raise the Wage with local campaign partners, hearing from area low wage workers joining the fight for living wages and NC legislators who have co-sponsored a bill to raise the state-wide minimum wage. Folks will be on hand from the Raising Wages Campaign WNC to answer questions and engage interested community members.  We will celebrate living wage certified employers here in our community through Just Economics living wage certification program and let people know how to take action to support the campaign.

For more information about the Raising Wages NC campaign, go to www.raisingwagesnc.org

To learn more about work happening locally to raise wages, visit Just Economics WNC atwww.justeconomicswnc.org

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