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Fight For $15 works to mobilize 64 million

Potential voting bloc of low wage workers could elect the next president

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Jan 19, 2016

Fight For $15 activists fed up with poverty wages went on strike at a McDonald's in Charleston, South Carolina in advance of the Democratic presidential primary debate.

More actions are expected throughout the presidential primary season as the Fight For $15 movement works to mobilize the 64 million American workers who earn less than $15 an hour. Raising wages is a potentially huge presidential election issue.

Democratic presidential contender Senator Bernie Sanders showed up in solidarity with a Fight For $15 rally hours before the South Carolina debate.

Senator Bernie Sanders said "Let me thank you not only for what you are doing here, but for what your fellow workers are doing all over this country. And I've been pleased to march and struggle with all workers in this country who are fighting for fifteen dollars an hour and a union. We are the wealthiest country in the history of the world. People should not have to work for starvation wages!"

The potential voting bloc of 64 million low wage workers could elect the next president if they turn out to vote for the candidate most likely to work to raise their wages. - Doug Cunningham

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