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Protesters gathered outside Winston-Salem City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 10, to urge N.C. lawmakers to increase the minimum wage in the state to $15. The protest
was part of a national campaign called Raise Up $15, a fight geared toward obtaining just compensation, and dignified treatment that all hardworking Americans
deserve.
Protesters demand
minimum wage
increase to $15
CHRONICLE STAFF REPORT
The national campaign "Raise Up $15" sparked
protests all over the country on Nov. 10 demanding that
the minimum wage rise to $15 at certain fast food restau
rants like McDonalds, Burger King and KFC to name a
few.
In downtown Winston-Salem at the steps of City Hall,
Councilman Derwin Montgomery, other officials and pro
testers gathered for a press conference to discuss the min
imum wage, as well as other personal matters.
"One year out from Election Day, we are joining
together and standing up to take the country," said Kim
Porter, community organizer for N.C. Whste Awareness
and Reduction Network (WARN). "Our elected leaders
must work for working people, immigrants and people of
color. We're going to make our voices heard in this elec
tion."
Other topics included: strengthen workers' freedom to
stick together in unions; make it easier to get quality home
care and child care; ensure that black lives matter; and
fight for comprehensive immigration reform.
Supporters of the Raise Up $15 movement hold signs representing their cause during a rally held outside
City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
LJVM Basketball Classic
to honor veterans
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Wake Forest's season
opener against the
University of Maryland
Baltimore County at 8
p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13,
will also be the Demon
Deacons' third annual
Lawrence Joel Veterans
Memorial Classic.
The Deacons will
honor active duty and
retired military personnel
at the game, including
offering free tickets to vet
erans and their families.
To secure tickets, U.S.
active personnel, veterans
of any military service
branch, retired military
members or their family
representatives should visit
the designated table that
will be set up in the LJVM
Coliseum lobby the night
of the game. Military I.D.
must be presented to
receive tickets.
In addition to providing
free tickets. Wake Forest
will recognize veterans and
military personnel with
announcements during the
game. This year's game
honors the 50th
Anniversary of Winston
Salem's first and only
Medal of Honor recipient,
U.S. Army Sergeant First
Class Lawrence Joel, who
has long been recognized
as a symbol of valor.
Joel, a medic during the
Korean and Vietnam Wars,
was awarded the Medal of
Honor and the Silver Star
on Nov. 8, 1965 for his
heroism in a battle with the
Viet Cong. Despite being
wounded twice himself, he
treated more than a dozen
wounded soldiers and was
credited with saving the
life of one who had sus
tained a serious wound.
Presented the Medal of
Honor by President
Lyndon B. Johnson in
1967, Joel became the first
living black American to
receive the medal since the
Spanish-American War in
1898. Joel passed away in
1984 and is buried in
Arlington National
Cemetery. Wake Forest
hosted the second annual
LJVM Classic last season,
defeating UNC Asheville
80-69 on Nov. 14, 2014.
For more information
or to purchase additional
tickets for Friday's game,
call the Wake Forest Ticket
Office at 336-758-3322.
The Chronicle (USPS 067-910) was established by Emest
H. Pitt and Ndubisi Egemonye in 1974 and is published
every Thursday by Winston-Salem Chronicle Publishing
Co. Inc., 617 N. Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, N.C.
27101. Periodicals postage paid at Winston-Salem, N.C.
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POSTMASTER: Send address changes to:
The Chronicle, P.O. Box 1636
Winston-Salem, NC 27102-1636
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