State of Emergency Declared in Skid Row
They came on foot, bicycle and wheelchair, drawn to the trio of singers improvising a classic call-and-response gospel chant as dusk fell in the evening quiet of a skid row street corner.
For 10 years, the Rev. Stephen Cue Jn-Marie, armed with a Bible, microphone, amplifier and folding chairs, has presided over this Friday night open-air service for homeless people, downtown welfare hotel residents and supporters from as far away as Orange County who join his “church without walls,” The Row.
The Row Church has been on the front-lines fighting for a minimum wage of $15 per hour in Los Angeles for the last year and a half and was instrumental in helping to ensure its passage into Law. We continued the Fight for 15 at both the state and federal levels. The fight for $15 is more than just a fight for wages.Read more