WASHINGTON-- Our Revolution Executive Director Shannon Jackson released the following statement in response to Kansas City’s vote to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022:
“We believe that workers in this country deserve the dignity and basic economic security that comes from a living wage. Our Revolution was proud to support the hard work of KC for $15 and we congratulate them on this landmark victory for the people of Kansas City.
“Americans across the nation are working full time jobs, but still struggling to make ends meet. Today, Kansas City came together to say that is unacceptable. This victory sends a message to workers everywhere that economic security should not be reserved for a privileged few. The grassroots struggle for progress is alive and well. And it isn’t just working-- it’s compensating.”