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Hillary Clinton's hopes of gaining Bernie Sanders supporters in the general election may have just been dashed. Unfortunately for her, the DNC platform committee has just rejected one of Sanders' most pertinent goals - the $15 minimum wage.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), a Drafting Committee member, urged his colleagues to vote for his amendment to ensure Americans have a "livable wage." Yet, when Rep. Elijah Cummings tallied the vote, the members had decided against it in a vote of 8-6.
Jeremy Adler, Communications Director for America Rising Squared, noted in a statement how unfortunate this result will prove to be for Clinton as she tries to draw progressive voters to her campaign.
"Hours before the platform committee voted it down, Bernie Sanders said his 'goal' was to get the DNC platform committee to adopt a $15 minimum wage," Adler said.
Unfortunately for her, the DNC platform committee has just rejected one of Sanders' most pertinent goals - the $15 minimum wage.
DNC Platform Committee Just Voted Down $15 Minimum Wage
originally posted by: Gothmog
With the Rs against it , and the Ds turning it down, how in the Hades has anything been won ????
Sounds like old fashioned propaganda
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: KawRider9
If everybody is making $15.00 then there are no need for layoffs. Everybody will have more money to spend and merchants will make more money. Truckers will need to make more deliveries, mechanics will keep the trucks going and others will build roads for the trucks. Families who only eat out once a month or never will be able to go out more so restaurants will sell more food and maybe have to hire more staff. Higher wages is an economy stimulated. You need to see the bigger picture.