Washington, DC: On the eve of the biggest strike in Fast Food history, today The Agenda Project Action Fund released “STOP THE GREEDY CLOWN,” a behind the scenes look at Ronald McDonald working Republican politicians, trading campaign contributions for bad policy. The video–from the creators of “Granny Off the Cliff” and “Romney Girl“–comes on the heels of an announcement by McDonald’s that they are re-launching Ronald McDonald, complete with cargo pants and tweets.
“They need to re-re-launch Ronald McDonald,” said Erica Payne, President of The Agenda Project Action Fund. “Instead of cargo pants, give him a conscience.” Payne added, “The CEO of McDonald’s makes $9,247 an hour while the people who actually cook the food and serve the customers live in poverty. We need to stop the Greedy Clown before he destroys the country.”
The FAST FOOD STRIKE will take place in 230 cities in 33 countries on six continents.
- Fast food CEO’s make 1,200 times more than their employees
- The current federal minimum wage worker is $7.25 per hour, which translates to $15,080 for a full-time, year-round worker
- The average minimum wage worker is 35 years old, most are women, and 28% have children
- 70% of Americans support raising the minimum wage
- There are 830 McDonald’s in Australia
- Australia’s minimum wage is $16 an hour
- 50% of fast food workers are on public assistance
- Even Bill O’Reilly supports raising the minimum wage
- Last year taxpayers gave $7 billion in public assistance to fast food workers
ABOUT THE AGENDA PROJECT ACTION FUND and ERICA PAYNE
The Agenda Project Action Fund (apaction.com), the organization behind “STOP THE GREEDY CLOWN,” is a progressive public policy advocacy organization whose mission is to make regular Americans the driver of public policy. Erica Payne, the founder of The Agenda Project Action Fund, is a political strategist, communications expert, policy analyst, and author.