On May 22nd, Raising Wages NC hosted a lobby day to raise our state's minimum wage.
The raising wages lobby day brought business owners and workers from across the state to Raleigh to talk to legislators about the need to raise the wage. Together they called for representatives to put North Carolina on the path to $15 an hour for all workers. Thanks to the efforts of organizers, faith leaders, advocates, and allies, over 300 people attended the lobby day.
MEETINGS AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Our meetings with legislators went smoothly. Here Andy Dulin (Republican) poses with workers, business owners, and others speaking with him on the need to raise wages.
AFTERNOON PRESS CONFERENCE
We held a press conference at 1 PM that made the evening news and was widely covered in print the following day. The room quickly filled to capacity, leaving many individuals gathered outside to stand in support. Fortunately, you can find a full live stream coverage of the press event on the Raising Wages NC Facebook page. We'll also embed the video below:
We're live from #ncga where lawmakers, workers, business owners, and advocates are holding a press conference about raising NC's minimum wage! #15forNCPosted by Raising Wages NC on Tuesday, May 22, 2018
FULL MEDIA ROUNDUP
"Advocates for $15 minimum wage call on NC lawmakers for hike" CBS 17
"En la Asamblea General continua la lucha por parte..." Univision 40 (Raleigh)
"Raising N.C. minimum wage likely limited to state government employees" Winston-Salem Journal
"'We're Being Forgotten': Advocates for $15 Minimum Wage Call on NC Lawmakers" WFMY News 2
"Business owners respond to push to raise NC's minimum wage" WECT 6
"NC Democrats Renew Call for Raise in Minimum Wage" Blue Ridge Public Radio
"The minimum wage doesn’t even come close to what workers need" The Progressive Pulse / NC Policy Watch
"NC Dems Renew Fight For $15" WUNC 91.5
"NC Dems push again to raise minimum wage" WRAL
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