Hillary Clinton is the first — and so far only — potential 2016 presidential candidate to voice her support for "Fight for 15," the international organization of fast food workers demanding higher wages and better benefits. Yesterday morning, protesters marched in 260 cities across the globe. McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, and other major chain employees want $15 per hour instead of the usual minimum wage they make. And late yesterday, Clinton tweeted her support for a living wage.
Every American deserves a fair shot at success. Fast food & child care workers shouldn't have to march in streets for living wages. -H— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 16, 2015
Hundreds of people tweeted back at her, mostly in support of her words, and the "Fight for 15" campaign is accepting the support from the leading Democratic presidential candidate hopeful. Clinton's would-be opposition, including senators Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz, have remained mum about this issue.
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