Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service
(RNS) On the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., dozens of faith leaders are calling for the U.S. presidential candidates to include a “living wage” for low-income workers in their political agendas.
The move comes amid growing momentum for a wage hike and just days after state officials of New York and California acted to increase their minimum wage to $15 an hour.
“Today, we call on all those who are seeking the Presidency of the United States to honor the legacy of Dr. King and stand in solidarity with all people who are seeking to achieve racial and economic justice in our society,” they say in an “Interfaith Call for Moral Action on the Economy,”that will be publicly released on Monday (April 4).
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