U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders hosts rally in Durham to raise minimum wage

By Nick Sturdivant

Jun 1, 2023

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — The loud chants, led by Rev. Dr. William Barber II Thursday evening, came from a place of concern.

“Living wages now! Dignity now! Saving lives now!” Barber shouted.

The concerns are over pay.

“We have to decide if we are going to pay the cable bill this month, the rent, the water, car payment,” Venus Sanders said in front of the crowd of dozens.

Thursday, United States Senator Bernie Sanders hosted the Rally to Raise the Wage event at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham.

“Let us pass a minimum wage bill that is a living wage.  Congress can no longer ignore the needs of the working class of this country in a time of massive income and wealth inequality,” Sanders stated. read more