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An organization seeking to raise Cleveland’s minimum wage plans is ramping up its efforts to get more support for their cause.

“Raise up Cleveland,” which focuses its efforts to the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, hosted an unofficial watch at Luke Easter Park on the city’s east side Tuesday. Hundreds showed up to a justice march.

Earlier, the organization presented 28,000 signatures to Cleveland City Hall, but the initiative didn’t pass.

The organization plans to give another 28,000 signatures to city hall on Wednesday morning, hoping to get a measure as a referendum on the ballot in November.

The organization said it plans to meet with NAACP later Tuesday, hoping to seek an endorsement.


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