Grassroots Organization Lobbying For $15 Minimum Wage At IDP Convention

Members of a grassroots organizing group, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (CCI Action) will be organizing at the Iowa Democratic Party State Convention this Saturday, to add a $15 minimum wage plank to the state party platform. Members of the group will be collecting petition signatures from other delegates in order to force a floor debate on the plank. Delegates to the convention will debate the platform as well as elect delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25 through the 28th. Members and supports are invited to attend the “Fight for 15” at the IDP State Convention on Friday, June 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines, and on Saturday, June 18 from 7 a.m. until the end of the convention.