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Protest planned for Democratic debate

Protest planned for Democratic debate
Posted at 3:36 AM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 03:52:02-05
As presidential candidates take the stage in Thursday’s Democratic debate, a separate group will use the occasion to speak their own views.
 
Organizers in Milwaukee expect more than a thousand protesters to walk off their jobs -- many of whom work in fast food -- at noon, and bring their "#Fight for $15” message to the debate, where they will gather between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
 
Protesters are fighting for a national minimum wage of $15 per hour at a time in which the minimum sits significantly lower, at $7.25.
 
Furthermore, the planned protest comes in a state where roughly 46% of workers are paid less than $15 an hour, organizers say. Sanders and Clinton have both advocated a higher minimum wage, with Sanders siding at $15 and Clinton at $12. 
 
Fight for $15 says nearly 64 million Americans are paid less than $15 an hour.