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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                   CONTACT: Matt Reilly
March 31, 2016                                                     (916) 201-9636


FULLERTON, CA—Classroom teacher and 65th Assembly District candidate Sharon Quirk-Silva today announced her support of an agreement to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, which will be phased in through 2022. After that the minimum wage will be indexed to inflation, giving wage earners an automatic cost of living adjustment.

“Raising the minimum wage is a victory for hard working Californians who for too long have felt the pinch of stagnant wages and an ever-increasing cost of living,” said Quirk-Silva. “This is overdue, meaningful action to raise people up and toward the middle class.”

“My opponent’s vote against the minimum wage shows voters there is a clear contrast between us,” continued Quirk-Silva. “She puts her campaign contributors above hard-working families, and clearly is out of touch with how much it costs to live in Orange County.

“I’m a school teacher who thinks an honest wage for an honest day’s work makes California stronger and that every hard-working Californian deserves a fair shot at the American Dream.”

Quirk-Silva currently teaches 3rd grade fulltime and has spent 30 years teaching in the Fullerton School District. She is the former Mayor of Fullerton and served in the Assembly from 2012-2014.

The 65th Assembly District includes Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Palma, Stanton and most of West Anaheim.

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