“Raise the Wage”

“No one should work full time and live in poverty.”

This song from Damian Washington, the person behind the “STFU (Stop Catcalling Anthem)” spreads the message to raise the minimum wage.

Video Description:

“Pay America’s Workers A Livable Wage!
(1) Many minimum wage earners are adults who are major breadwinners for their families;
(2) had the minimum wage fifty years ago merely kept up with inflation it would be over $15 today;
(3) when these giant corporations don’t pay living wages the rest of us pay Medicaid and food stamps to help these families stay out of poverty;
(4) a $15 living wage puts more money into the pockets of people who will spend it, thereby creating more jobs, not fewer.”

Ubuntu,

From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW

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I'm a Social Worker, Educator, and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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