Workers and organizers announced that tens of thousands of people will engage in direct action at statehouses and the U.S. Capitol next spring, waging a six-week protest highlighted by one of the largest waves of civil disobedience in U.S. history.
At the launch, Fight for $15 leader and Kansas City McDonald’s worker Terrence Wise noted the tremendous gains made by workers in the Fight for $15, adding, “We still have a long way to go. We need racial equality. We need economic equality. We need environmental equality.”
Wise and his colleagues on the Fight for $15 National Organizing Committee joined campaign co-chair Rev. William Barber in a march on Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office, attempting to deliver a letter in protest of the GOP tax plan.