Apr. 15 was more than the usual day of demonstrations. It was a turning point in the unity, politics, and organization of the movement to end inequality.
"It is no accident that they shut down our store, which has been a one of the most successful centers for organizing."
"We are bringing this fight to the doors of the mayor and city council members, telling them what they are proposing is not enough."
The beautiful, sunny day put an extra spring in the steps of the protesters who chanted, "What do we want? - 15!, When do we want it - Now!"
Californians, from Berkeley to San Diego, were out in force in yesterday's Global Day of Action to raise the wage.
Strikes, marches, and rallies are happening coast to coast today in hundreds of towns and cities.
For women, today is a sobering reminder that not nearly enough has been done to address unfair wages in this country.
"We are not going to stop the fight until we tear down the barriers that keep workplace and racial injustices in place."
"People who make less than $15 an hour know plenty about money; they know what it's like not to have enough money."
"Millions of families working for poverty wages will continue to struggle until McDonald's pays a living wage."