At our Celebrate Sacramento Reinvestment event held in September 2016, CRC awarded Raise the Wage Sacramento its Community Heroes of the Year award.
Raise the Wage Sacramento is a grassroots coalition of workers and community organizers, whose fight at the local level was instrumental to the Governor’s passage of the statewide $15 minimum wage this past April.
Building on the Fight for 15 campaign led by local fast food workers, the coalition’s success at mobilization and public actions created for elected leaders an undeniable mandate to raise the minimum wage. While our country grapples with a national solution to address growing income inequality, Raise the Wage Sacramento is inspiring evidence of true grassroots power and leadership in the struggle for working people in every state.
CRC congratulates our honorees, and thanks our many sponsors for the event, whose sponsorship helps CRC to achieve our vision of an inclusive and fair economy that meets the needs of communities of color and low-income communities by ensuring that banks and other corporations invest and conduct business in our communities in a just and equitable manner.