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Hundreds rally for $15 an hour minimum wage in Seattle

SEATTLE — Socialist leader Kshama Sawant isn’t backing down on her pledge to bring $15 an hour minimum wage to Seattle.

Sawant minimum wage rally 2Sawant centered her campaign on the issue. Now, she joins workers, unions and activists to create a web site called 15now.org.

The group’s goal is to make Seattle the first major U.S. city to pass the minimum wage hike.

Hundreds rallied Sunday night in downtown Seattle where Sawant made a promise to her supporters.

“And I pledge $1,250 every month from my city council salary to 15now.org. That comes to $15,000 a year,” Sawant said.

Mayor Ed Murray has also voiced his support.

Organizers hope to pass the wage hike in 2014. Activists said if they get a victory here in Seattle, they plan to take the fight nationwide.

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5 Comments to “Hundreds rally for $15 an hour minimum wage in Seattle”

    j said:
    January 12, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    Wtf….make it on your on

    Michelle said:
    January 13, 2014 at 7:05 AM

    Quit wasting your time and get a better job already!

    My View said:
    January 14, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    They'll just spend the extra money on dope and booze anyway.

    Hooray Rally---Good luck said:
    April 15, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Hundreds rally, while you three sit in your moms basement talking crap.

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