Speaking by telephone at a Detroit "Fight for 15" convention on Sunday, presidential nominee Hillary Clinton expressed her support for raising the minimum wage for restaurant workers, according to The Washington Post. Clinton said:
"All of you should not have to march in the streets to get a living wage, but thank you for marching in the streets to get that living wage," she said. "We need you out there leading the fight against those who would rip away Americans' right to organize, to collective bargaining, to fair pay."
"No man or woman who works hard to feed American families should have to be on food stamps to feed their own family."
Nearly 1,300 fast food workers attended the convention, the second of its kind. Restaurant workers across the country have waged campaigns in recent years calling for the industry to raise the minimum wage to $15. The strike have been met with some political success, with organizers achieving victories in Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
.@HillaryClinton sounds populist note at #FightFor15 convention http://t.co/gXXZEc6sdC via @lydiadipillis pic.twitter.com/R1oDmiWmzS— Fight For 15 (@fightfor15) June 7, 2015
This isn't the first time Clinton has announced her support for the "Fight for 15," an international organization of fast food workers demanding higher wages and better benefits. In April, Clinton tweeted her support for a living wage.