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Fight for 15: California & New York Sign Laws Increasing Minimum Wage

HeadlineApr 05, 2016

California Governor Jerry Brown and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo both signed legislation on Monday to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the coming years. Governor Brown spoke in Los Angeles.

Gov. Jerry Brown: “So this is about economic justice. It’s about people. It’s about creating a little tiny balance in a system that every day becomes more unbalanced. And there’s a lot of anger going on in the presidential campaign, and it may have many sources, but one of the sources certainly is the way the average American is being treated by this particular economy.”

In New York, presidential contender Hillary Clinton joined Governor Andrew Cuomo at a victory rally marking the minimum wage increase.

Hillary Clinton: “We need to build on what has been accomplished here in New York and go all the way to Washington and raise the minimum wage for everybody in America.”

While Hillary Clinton called for the minimum wage to be increased across the country, she has not endorsed a nationwide minimum wage of $15 an hour, a position held by Bernie Sanders.

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