Statement on the 2016 U.S. Election

Washington, DC — Making Change at Walmart (MCAW), the national campaign to change Walmart into a more responsible employer, released the following statement in response to the United States’ 2016 election:

First and foremost, we are pleased that as a result of minimum wage referendums, Walmart workers in Arizona, Maine, Washington state and Colorado are on the path to being paid more for their hard work. Regardless of who is in the White House, we will continue to fight for a better life for the millions of Walmart workers in every state across this country whose economic struggles have been forgotten or ignored.

Make no mistake, over the next four years we will redouble our efforts to hold Walmart responsible for shipping American jobs overseas, contributing to record trade deficits with China and devastating small businesses and communities across this country. Our singular focus is and always will be to change Walmart and America for the better.