"We are also fighting for racial justice because our communities are both underpaid and overpoliced."
“We've inspired people all over the world, and we won't stop until we win $15 and union rights!”
“I can’t think of any job that shouldn’t pay at least $15 an hour.”
"I want to give the world to my son, but I can't on minimum wage. I need a living wage."
"I hate to see my mom struggle with her and her brothers. She knows that her siblings generation deserves much more."
“For the first time in my life I feel motivated to stand up for better wages and conditions at my workplace.”
"It's difficult to raise my son by myself; I have to use public healthcare when he's sick. I'm a loyal employee, I know I deserve more."
“My daughter looks at me in a new way. She’s seen me on TV and says that I look beautiful. What she meant was that I look strong and brave and she felt stronger because of it.”
“Immigrants make billions of dollars for the fast food industry, yet at the same time we are forced to live in fear in our jobs and in our communities.”
“I’m sitting here trying to fight for a better life for me and my kids. Sometimes I sit and cry about it, but that’s why I’m here. I don’t want to cry anymore.”
“As a 44-year-old man, making $8.25, living paycheck to paycheck and barely being able to survive, just isn’t right. I love to cook. I love what I do for a living.”
“When we get our $15 an hour, we won't have to depend on public assistance.”