Grassroots Group Gains Support For $15 Minimum Wage At IDP State Convention

At Saturday’s Iowa Democratic Party State Convention in Des Moines, members of the grassroots organizing group, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (CCI Action) won a floor fight to insert a $15 minimum wage plank into the state party platform. The amendment passed with overwhelming support shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday morning. The debate on the “Fight for $15” plank was forced by CCI Action members who collected petition signatures from more than a third of all convention delegates. The victory comes as counties around the state are considering raising the minimum wage from the federal level of $7.25 per hour.