#FightFor15 protests across the US Live updates
11 November 201508:01 GMT
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told R-Sport that he’s planning to meet President Vladimir Putin to discuss the results of the WADA investigation.
- 19:58 GMT
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he would make $15 an hour the minimum wage for all state workers.
The hourly rate will be gradually increased until New York state workers are paid at least $15 hourly in 2018.
“I believe that if you work hard and work full time, you should not be condemned to live in poverty,” the governor said, adding that “families nationwide continue to be left behind by an insufficient minimum wage. And it’s time that changed.”
- 19:15 GMT
Bernie Sanders doubled down on his support for the Fight for 15 campaign at a rally in Washington, DC.
"Thank you all for coming out and standing up for justice, standing up for dignity, and for saying loudly and clearly that people in this country that work 40 hours a week deserve a living wage," he said, addressing a crowd in the rain while holding an umbrella.
- 18:52 GMT
Some supporting the movement rallied against restrictions on food stamps, while others pointed out a $15 an hour minimum wage is in fact needed to get rid of the need for food stamps.
Of course #FightFor15 is entitlement. Everyone is entitled to a living wage. No one who works 40 hours a week should need food stamps.— Jena Tesse Fox (@JenaTesse) November 10, 2015
- 18:40 GMT
Pro-abortion figures such as NARAL and Planned Parenthood have thrown their support behind the seemingly unrelated issue of a $15 dollar minimum wage, claiming that their causes go hand-in-hand.
Fair pay is about women, families, and justice. #FightFor15— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) November 10, 2015