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Movement for Black Lives Groups Join Forces with Wage Activists

Under “Beyond the Moment: Uniting Movements from April 4th to May Day,” organizations leading the push for a $15-an-hour wage are joining forces with the Movement for Black Lives “to combine the struggle for racial justice with the fight for economic equality, just as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. tried to do in the last year of his life,” the Associated Press writes.

“The new political reality requires the groups to band together. After President Donald Trump’s election, some civil rights and social justice organizations are taking an all-hands-on-deck approach against an administration they see as hostile to the working poor and minorities. By working together, the two groups can reach more people and amplify their messages, activists say. ‘What we both realize is we’re stronger when we operate together.’”

Read the full story from the Associated Press here.