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Amanda’s Story: The Faces of 15 Now Tacoma

As told to Mike Plaid Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 Reprinted from a Facebook Post — —

I know the stress of having to work two jobs to make ends meet. I worked as a sales associate at a retail store and as a server to support myself and pay off college loans. An increase in […]

How to Vote Yes on 1— Outwitting the Nay Sayers

The special interests and the Chamber of Commerce have taken measures that needlessly confuses the voters. It will be easy to vote against Measure 1 and the $15/hour minimum wage by accident. This video explains the pitfalls and how to be a wary and effective voter this November.

Vote YES on Initiative 1!

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Dr. Horton: The Faces of 15 Now Tacoma

As told to Sara Morken Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 Reprinted from a Facebook Post

— Health Care Professionals for $15 Now Tacoma! Vote Yes Initiative One in Nov!

— My name is Dr. LeRoy Horton, I am a dentist with two offices and a long time Tacoma native. I primarily practice in surgical reconstructions and […]

Sam: The Faces of 15 Now Tacoma

As told to Mike Plaid Wednesday, Aug 18, 2015 Reprinted from a Facebook Post

— 15 dollars for me means a good start to living the life every American deserves. The ability to provide for myself and not having to struggle to be able to put food on the table, and not have to worry […]

The Faces of 15 Now Tacoma: About the Stories

Stories and Storytellers Here are a few of the many personal stories supporters of the $15/hour minimum wage have to share with you. These storytellers are workers, often low-wage workers. They’re students in debt for life, retirees, the unemployed, the underemployed. They are part-timers, the people who need to hold several jobs. They are parents […]

Brittnie: The Faces of 15 Now Tacoma

As told to Mike Plaid Wednesday, Aug 13, 2015 Reprinted from a Facebook Post

For the last 4 years I worked 2 jobs to make ends meet. I work in private home care as a CNA. I regularly work 16-hour shifts. When overtime is available, I can’t afford not to take it, which ends […]

Kass: The Faces of 15 Now Tacoma

As told to Mike Plaid Wednesday, Aug 13, 2015 Reprinted from a Facebook Post

My name is Kass and I’m a systems analyst for a large high-end retailer. I’m really lucky to have my job. For a high school drop-out with a few computer certifications, making upwards of $65k a year is a […]

15 Now Tacoma IN THE NEWS!!

For almost 1-1/2 years, 15 Now Tacoma has been making news headlines. With very little money and a lot of energy, we’ve managed to rock Tacoma’s political establishment. For months now, 15 Now Tacoma has been a major topic of political conversation in this town. The Chamber of Commerce, the City Council, and the Mayor […]

15 Now Tacoma Endorses Spokane Worker Rights Initiative

A group called Envision Spokane (ES) is sponsoring a ballot initiative that would enact a so-called “Workers’ Bill of Rights.” The Spokane City Council referred ES’s proposal, Initiative 2015-2 to be placed on Spokane’s November ballot after ES had gathered the required number of signatures to qualify it for the ballot.

However, the Mayor and […]