Huge news: On April 4, we fight for equality, we fight for fair pay, and we fight for The Dream. Join us >>
Why am I fighting?
Because every single day, I walk home from work at McDonald’s – where I’m paid next to nothing.
I can’t live on just a few dollars an hour. My family can’t live on it. And I won’t stand for it any longer.
Nearly 50 years ago, right here in my hometown of Memphis, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated while standing with striking sanitation workers fighting like I am for The Dream of fair pay and racial justice.
Today, in Memphis, we are still fighting and have faced widespread illegal surveillance and intimidation to stifle worker protest from the Memphis Police and McDonald’s.
On April 4, I’ll be carrying on that dream right here in Memphis – because economic and racial justice are two sides of the same coin. You can’t have one without the other. That’s why the Fight for $15 and the Movement for Black Lives, America’s two most powerful social movements, are joining together in resistance and protest.
No matter where you are, you can join us. At 6:01 pm CT, the moment Dr. King was shot, we will hold a national moment of silence to honor our civil rights legacy and consider, “What is Our Dream?”
As Dr. King said, “white supremacy and corporate greed have always been linked in America,” and right now Republican leaders across the country are pushing radical laws to crack down on protest movements. They’re working to block cities from raising wages. They’re trying to tear up the Voting Rights Act and keep us from the polls while they demonize and deport our neighbors.
Now, more than ever, we have to band together as a movement for fair pay, as a movement for black lives, as a movement for immigrant rights, and as a movement – above all – for justice.
When corporate-backed politicians move to break unions and refuse to bargain with workers.
When families struggle to pay bills and more than half of black and Latino workers make less than $15 an hour.
When a woman like me works all day long to feed her child and still can’t make ends meet.
We must stand together. Commit now to join us on April 4.
Together, we are still fighting for The Dream.