On Saturday, essential workers around the country came together to vote early and call on others to do the same.
In North Carolina, Fight for $15 leader and essential worker Sara Fearington told people in Durham why she voted for the first time: “We don’t have healthcare. We don’t have paid sick days. We don’t have hazard pay.”
In Wisconsin, Fight for $15 leader Wanda Lavender turned out to amplify why she voted in Milwaukee for Black and brown essential workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic who are struggling to get by on poverty wages.
And in Florida, where the state’s minimum wage is only $8.56, workers marched to the polls for the opportunity to pass Amendment 2 and win $15/hour.
This year, our jobs – and our lives – are on the ballot. Winning racial and economic justice starts with winning this election, up and down the ballot.
Find out how you can vote early and make your plan to get to the polls ASAP.