(June 11th, 2018, Springfield, IL) — Mable Williams, an EVS worker at Mt. Sinai Hospital for 23-years earns just $13 an hour.
Mable got on the bus from Chicago and traveled to Springfield to march with the Poor People’s Campaign to speak at our press conference outside Gov. Bruce Rauner’s executive mansion about why every working person deserves a $15 minimum wage to surivve.
I’m here to add my voice to the Poor People’s Campaign because I’m fed up with being treated like our voices don’t matter.
I’m here to speak up for the millions of workers living in poverty – even though they work 40 hours a week.
I’m here today to say that hard working Americans deserve at least $15 an hour as a minimum wage and the right to form unions without threats or intimidation.
Mable was joined by fellow hospital workers from across the Chicagoland region, along with the the Fight for $15 movement, faith leaders, and families fighting for immigrant rights.
The program highlighted President Trump’s cruel anti-immigration agenda to break families with young children apart from their parents.
Most inspiring was the music and songs that permeated the event.
Scroll below to watch videos of news coverage, speeches, and songs from the Poor People’s Campaign event.
Poor People’s Campaign Calls Out Gov Rauner’s Veto of $15 Min Wage Bill: June 11, 2018