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Brother, Can You Spare Fifteen Dollars?

An interview with 15 Now activists on Kshama Sawant and the struggle for a living wage.

Why is the minimum wage so ridiculously low today? I recently sat down with three activists (Eljeer Hawkins, Cora Bergantinos, and James Hoff) currently working with the 15nbsp;Now movement, which is seeking to drastically shift the conversation about the minimum wage.

In Seattle, the campaign has achieved a major victory, in part due to the leadership of city council member Kshama Sawant, one of the first socialists elected to public office in an American city in decades. Our conversation addresses the economic and political context of minimum wage activism and the prospects for 15 Now as it sets its sights on cities like San Francisco and New York.