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Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605

WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released the following statement by Director George Goehl calling on the Senate to do everything it can to include a minimum wage increase in the COVID relief package moving through Congress:

“We need Congress to fight for everyday people. It is undemocratic to allow an unelected parliamentarian to decide how much to pay working people across our country. Elected officials should do everything they can to pass a $15 minimum wage. We support Senator Sanders’ amendment to do so. The rest of the Senate should follow his lead, and use this moment to stand up for workers.”

People’s Action last week joined One Fair Wage in signing a letter calling on the Biden-Harris administration to keep the $15 minimum wage in the COVID relief bill.

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People’s Action is a national network of 40 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations in 30 states, united in fighting for justice. We operate the largest progressive rural organizing project in the country. People’s Action and its member organizations coordinated one of the biggest distributed organizing programs in rural areas this election season.

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Press Contact
Johanna Kichton

(202) 660-0605

About People’s Action

People’s Action is a national network of 38 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations united in fighting for justice. Our organization recently released a vision for a national Homes Guarantee that has already prompted major legislation from champions including U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib. We operate the largest progressive rural organizing project in the country. Prior to endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, we completed a national forum series that The Nation called “the most in-depth, people-powered forum” of the 2020 cycle.”

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