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Mayor to Sign $15 Minimum Wage Bill in Columbia Heights Tonight

by Andrew Ramonas June 27, 2016 at 12:25 pm 0

Mayor Bowser is ready for Hillary May 18Mayor Muriel Bowser is set to visit Columbia Heights tonight to sign legislation that will raise the District’s minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Bowser is scheduled to have the signing ceremony at the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza (14th Street and Park Road NW) at 6 p.m.

Other D.C. officials and locals are expected to join the mayor to celebrate the Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act, which the D.C. Council passed last week.

The attendees are slated to include home care workers, who advocated for the bill.

“When we first rallied for $15/hour, a lot of people said we didn’t stand a chance,” home care worker Fay Jack said in a statement. “Today, we’re showing what’s possible when workers stick together for good jobs.”

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