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Advocates for Higher Minimum Wage Take the Streets in Davis

 
Advocates for Higher Minimum Wage Take the Streets in Davis
Posted Monday, March 17th 2014 @ 6am  by KFBK News - Neal West

Advocates for a higher minimum wage took it to the streets in Davis this weekend.

The group has submitted their initiative to the City of Davis to get it on the November 2014 ballot, which would raise the minimum wage in the city of Davis to $15 a hour.

Organizers say that the key to getting out of this economic slump is to pay people enough to live.

"If you work hard, if you play by the rules, you deserve a fair wage," Attorney Bernie Goldsmith said. 

Goldsmith, the co-chair of the campaign, says the cost of living has risen in Davis so high that $15 an hour still is not enough for a family with one child.

Well known civil rights activist Delores Huerta was on hand for the event, which saw about 200 people march through downtown Davis.

Photo courtesy of Bernie Goldsmith. 

 

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