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.
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