Philadelphia– With just 10 days left to election day, local low-wage workers will hit the streets on Saturday at 10:15am to talk to voters about candidates who support raising the minimum wage including Hillary Clinton, Katie McGinty for Senate and Joe Hohenstein for State Representative.
“The choice could not be clearer when it comes to raising the wage for hard-working Pennsylvanians,” said Daisy Cruz, 32BJ SEIU Mid-Atlantic Director.“Hillary Clinton wants to raise the wage to $15 and Donald Trump thinks ‘wages are too high.’ Katie McGinty has stood on the picket line with workers who are fighting for $15 while Pat Toomey has voted against raising the minimum wage. And in Harrisburg, Joe Hohenstein will fight to raise the minimum wage where John Taylor and his fellow Republicans have not raised the wage in more than a decade.”
WHAT: Election Canvass: $15 for PA’s Future
Janitors, security officers, school district workers
Daisy Cruz, 32BJ SEIU Mid-Atlantic Director
Joe Hohenstein, Democratic State Rep Candidate (SD-177)
WHERE: 4426 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia
WHEN: Saturday, October 29, 10:15am
$15 Minimum Wage and the Candidates at a Glance
|Hillary Clinton||Supports raising the wage to $15|
|Donald Trump||Said he thinks wages are “too high” already at $7.25 an hour|
|Katie McGinty||Has stood with workers fighting for $15 numerous times and has made it central to her platform|
|Pat Toomey||Opposed raising the minimum wage multiple times and called raising the minimum wage a “terrible idea”|
|Joe Hohenstein||Has spoken out strongly to raise the minimum wage and index it for inflation.|
|John Taylor||Has consistently stood with Republicans who have refused to put a minimum wage raise to a vote. Taylor failed Vote Smart’s Political Courage test by refusing to release his positions on key issues like raising the minimum wage.|
Philadelphia security officers, officer cleaners, school district workers, health Philadelphia security officers, officer cleaners, school district workers, health care workers and more have joined 10,000 SEIU members nationwide to get out the vote for Hillary Clinton and Katie McGinty and state level candidates.
32BJ SEIU members and the 64 million underpaid working Americans have taken to the streets to demand something better, and paved the way for one of the most progressive national Democratic Party platforms in our nation’s history. Central to this platform is the Fight for 15 to lift millions of hard-working Americans out of poverty. Together, they are a powerful voting bloc that will be a decisive force in this November’s election and will work to hold politicians accountable once elected.
With 155,000 members in eleven states and Washington, D.C., 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country.