Hey folks, I’m enjoying taking a look a everyone’s comments and decided to take a few of them to heart. Our office is doing a big “news event” regarding the minimum wage on Monday, May 15th at 2pm. You can get more information at www.ncjustice.orgwww.ncjustice.org. It will take place at the Legislative Building on Jones Street (likely just right out in front – we thought we might do it inside).
John Edwards, Treasurer Richard Moore, and ubiquitous “other public officials” will be speaking.
Anyone who’d like to come would be more than welcome. The more people, the better.
In the last few days what’s amazed us here at the Justice Center – and mostly my colleague Sorien Schmidt who is the gung-ho organizer and general brain behind our minimum wage work – is how much support there is for a raise. And not just support among the usual progressive suspects but support among a fairly wide spectrum of the Democratic establishment. We’ll take it when we can get it!