Governor Cuomo Leads In The Kickoff Of The Mario Cuomo Campaign For Economic Justice

Governor Cuomo was joined by 2 dozen elected officials and advocates in the kick off of the Mario Cuomo Campaign for Economic Justice. The march took place in the 2015 NYC Central Labor Council Labor Day Parade. Governor Cuomo's administration, along with elected officials, business leaders and community members plan to bring the Campaign statewide.

Governor Cuomo stated, "the concept of the minimum wage is that if you work full time, you can live with decency - but that is no longer true."  "This campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour is the single most progressive action we can take to help the families of this state."  

Mario Cuomo was a fighter for workers' rights and has successfully increased the minimum wage twice while he was in office.  Mario also established the Garment Workers Strike Force to protect the rights of workers and eliminate sweatshops.  In an effort to help workers save thousands of dollars, a State/union health care committee has been formed.  A new bill will also be introduced in the next legislative session for a statewide $15 minimum wage.  The parade included:

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
Congressman Charles Rangel
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz
Senator Adriano Espaillat
Senator Brad Hoylman
Senator James Sanders
Senator Diane Savino
‎Assemblymember Michael Blake
Assemblymember Marcos Crespo
Assemblymember Maritza Davila
Assemblymember Michael DenDekker
Assemblymember Richard Gottfried
Assemblymember Guillermo Linares
Assemblymember Walter Mosley
Assemblymember Francisco Moya
Assemblymember N. Nick Perry
Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon
Assemblymember Aravella Simotas
New York City Councilwoman Margaret Chin
New York City Councilman Mathieu Eugene
New York City Councilman Ben Kallos
New York City Councilman Rory Lancman

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