MSNBC: SJSU Students Champion San Jose Minimum Wage Hike

Melissa Harris-Perry (Heidi Gutman/MSNBC photo)

Posted by MSNBC in December 2012.

For her “Foot Soldiers” series, news show host Melissa Harris-Perry profiles three SJSU students who initiated the campaign to increase San Jose’s minimum wage.”These young California women … turned a class project into an effective movement for change. Their professor told them find a way to make the world a better place … Early next year, in San Jose, California, the minimum wage will rise from $8 an hour to $10 an hour. an increase that will further continue as the consumer price index goes up. All because three college students decided to do something, not just study something but do something to make a difference.” Harris-Perry is also a professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is the founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. View the full story. 


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