Among the issues being featured at the Democratic National Convention Thursday is the minimum wage, which the party has determined should be “at least” $15 an hour nationwide, because the current minimum “is a starvation wage and must be increased to a living wage.”
Detroit home healthcare worker Henrietta Ivey will speak to the #DNCinPHL tonight, urging a $15/hr minimum wage.
— Devin Scillian (@DevinScillian) July 28, 2016
— Dan Kildee (@dankildee) July 28, 2016
turn on the DNC! Henrietta Ivey, a Detroit Fight for $15 compadre, is speaking at 8!! she is the baddest and we're not worthy
— shan (@hallleloujah) July 28, 2016
Why stop at $15 an hour? That’s not only a starvation wage; if you happen to be in the convention center in Philadelphia, it’s a dehydration wage as well, with people lining up to pay $4.50 for a bottle of water. Bernie Sanders has to be pleased seeing the inside of the Wells Fargo Center starting to resemble the socialist paradise of Venezuela.
DNC price gouging in full effect today with the $4.50 bottle of water for media. It's 95 degrees here and all asphalt.
— Bryan Leavoy (@WSBwebguy) July 25, 2016
Even evil corporate giant McDonald’s, which has been the site of many Fight for 15 protests, will let a bottle of water go for a buck.
Water bottles were priced at $4.50 inside the #DNC.
This is the supposed party of the working man. What a disgrace. #DemsInPhilly
— TheRalph (@TheRalphRetort) July 26, 2016
Say what you will about the Bernie or Bust protests … they have free water, in the DNC arena it's $4.50. #DemsInPhilly
— Emily Stewart (@EmilyStewartM) July 28, 2016
Waited in line for nearly 30 minutes, only for them to announce they're out of food 2 The DNC has been great.
— Patrick Caldwell (@patcaldwell) July 26, 2016
We should definitely put these people in charge of the economy.
People have complained of the DNC charging $4.50 for a bottle of water but how else will they pay for tuition-free college. #DemConvention
— Anthony Russo (@RussoJetsFan) July 25, 2016
Fortunately, police working up a thirst trying to hold back protesters storming the DNC’s border fence have plenty of free water and food — shipped over from Cleveland, where law enforcement working the Republican National Convention found themselves with more donated water than they could drink.
Donated bottled water, sports drinks and corned beef sandwiches were being driven from Cleveland to Philadelphia https://t.co/he7fL50jgy
— The Morning Journal (@MorningJournal) July 25, 2016
— Dayton Daily News (@daytondailynews) July 26, 2016