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Setting up for rally in Mountain View Oct 9, 2014. Raise the minimum wage!

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At the mic and under the blue umbrellas. All for raising the minimum wage in Mountain View! 

On October 9, 2014 we sang and chanted:

The time is nigh, the vote’s tonight, City Council Do What’s Right!

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Raised fists in solidarity. Grannies attended rally ahead of Mtn View City Council meeting … we rallied for a minimum wage of $15/hour. Seattle did it why can’t we? 

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Members SEIU 521 joined Grannies at rally in Mountain View ahead of City Council meeting. We sang and chanted, “Raise the Minimum WAGE!!!”

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That is Dominic and friend in lime green t-shirts. Visit their cause at

forrespect.org

Fired for striking about Unfair Labor Practices at Wal-Mart, they came out to support a raise in the minimum wage in Mountain View. 

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Whose Wal-Mart? Our Wal-Mart!

Grannies helped out with chants, Dominic was leading. He was fired from Wal-Mart for ORGANIZING!

We’ll be joining the demonstrators in front of a (location TBD) Wal-Mart on Black Friday.

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This button on a cap says it all …THIS IS A BIG F***ING DEAL.

But it wasn’t to the City Council members (except for Margaret Abe-Koga) who said they can’t be the first city in the area to make changes leading to increasing minimum wages! Instead they followed San José and raised it to only $10.30 an hour. READ MORE

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Amnesty International Chapter 19 launched a rally in observance of World Day Against the Death Penalty in Palo Alto today. The Raging Grannies sang in one of the city’s most popular plazas, “Join our Protest, Carry on! The death penalty is wrong!” 

In last few photos see Granny friends whom we were so happy to meet up with. Third from last photo: Rosario and Regina stand behind speaker May Kay (in orange sleeveless top).  Rosario is our friend from 2005 when we were filming our documentary. Second from bottom photo: Helen is on the board of a new homeless shelter project at Stanford. She and Granny Ruth C. have worked together on similar projects and posed for a pic of their reuniting. Last photo is, left to right, Granny Barbara B., Granny Liz on tuba, and Granny friend Chris Lund who led the crowd in two songs, Amazing Grace and We Shall Overcome.

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Granny Fran will be back in California soon from the huge Climate March of over 300,000 people last week in NYC.  She’s in this photo…She is on the far left. Hmmm…we are often told that is true of ALL Raging Grannies!

Source: http://revisionistslc.com

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In case you missed it…here’s our message to Syngenta…in the news lately!