Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) is a dynamic, membership-led, grassroots organization, building power with Arizona’s working families to advance social, racial and economic justice for all. Through leadership development, grassroots campaigns, advocacy and civic engagement, we seek to create an Arizona in which every person enjoys equal rights, opportunities and protections.
In the midst of the challenges with the new executive order, working families have been participating in another battle: Fighting for a $15 per hour minimum wage. Fast Food chains are the number one target Fight for 15 would like to see raise their employee hourly wages. One of the worst chains is McDonalds, known for not prioritizing the needs and lives of their employees. Recently, McDonalds has beenreceiving negative media towards McDonalds disregarding employee safety. LUChA, Living United for Change in Arizona, has organized community members to petition at fast food chains such as McDonalds and grocery stores like El Super. Leading the organized groups is Antonio Valdovinos, a young community organizer fighting for worker rights. Most of the participants in the demonstrations are low income, working families, after all it is the crowd being affected.read more