Rally to Champion the Fight For $15 Outside Hofstra University on Monday, September 26

September 23, 2016
Contact: Joanna Gallai, joanna@anatgerstein.com, 917.584.4145
Jeff Simmons, jeff@anatgerstein.com,. 917.673.0024
Sara Koenig, skoenig@circle.org, 212.889.6800, ext. 813

Rally to Champion the Fight For $15 Outside Hofstra University on Monday, September 26

New York, NY – On Monday, September 26, a coalition of Jewish organizations will join a rally and march organized by the national Fight For $15 coalition outside of the season’s first presidential debate to share a non-partisan message for the candidates: if you want our vote, we demand a national $15 minimum wage.

Free buses from multiple sites will depart New York City throughout the afternoon and head to Hofstra University in Hempstead, where the 9:00 PM debate between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump in being held. The rally and march will be held prior to the debate and buses are expected back in New York City around 8:00pm.

In addition to the Workmen’s Circle, which is coordinating transportation to and from its Midtown Manhattan headquarters, participating organizations include: Ameinu, Bend the Arc, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, Congregation Kolot Chayeinu, Avodah, HaBonim Dror, JFREJ, The Electrical Welfare Club of Local 3 of the IBEW, and the Jewish Labor Committee.

What: Coalition of Jewish organizations joins rally and march organized by the national Fight for $15 coalition outside of presidential debate at Hofstra University

When: Monday, September 26, 2016. Buses depart at 3:00pm; March begins at 5:45pm

Where: Meeting at the Workmen’s Circle’s Headquarters: 247 West 37th Street, 5th Floor (between 8th & 9th Avenues). Meeting at Cedar St Park, 645 Cedar St. park Uniondale.

Media: To coordinate interviews with participants, please contact Jeff Simmons at jeff@anatgerstein.com or 917.673.0024

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