For immediate release
June 10, 2014
15 Now PDX speaks at Portland City Council, Wednesday at 9:30am
PORTLAND, Oregon—Portlanders who support a $15 an hour minimum wage will come out to the Living Wage Wednesday rally at City Hall this Wednesday at at 9am and then go into the City Council chambers for 15 Now PDXs public communication at the City Council meeting at 9:30am. 15 Now PDX organizer Justin Norton-Kertson will be presenting almost 1,000 signatures supporting a fifteen dollar per hour minimum wage to the council, and will be communicating to the council what they can do to raise Portland’s minimum wage to $15/hour right now, despite the state’s preemption law.
“Seattle has set a new standard for cities across the nation, a standard by which those who live and work in a community can afford to pay their rent, feed their kids, and even have a small bit of financial security that allows them to patronize small, local businesses,” says Justin Norton-Kertson, a co-founder of 15 Now PDX. “We need immediate action on this in Portland. There are things our city council can do right now. The rent can’t wait.”
Building on local, regional, and national momentum, 15 Now PDX is holding the Living Wage Wednesday rally and City Council testimony at City Hall this Wednesday, June 11th at 9:00 a.m. to bring further attention to the issue and to demand $15 for Portland. Kertson and other members of 15 Now are also meeting with City Commissioner Dan Saltzman this week about raising the minimum wage in Portland.
Living Wage Wednesday Rally and 15 NOW PDX City Council Testimony
Wednesday June 11
Rally 9:00 a.m. Testimony 9:30am
Portland City Hall
SW 4th and Madison
For more information go to: http://www.15nowpdx.org