A third of the population in the most prosperous region in America struggles to make ends meet. For every tech job created in the valley, 4 service jobs are needed to support it. Those jobs must pay workers enough to survive.
Most low wage workers have no health benefits, paid sick leave or retirement options. Just as Silicon Valley is a leader in technological innovation, so too can it lead the way toward middle class self-sufficiency.
Silicon Valley Rising will strive to engage employers and local government in public policies that will allow working families to earn enough to live in this region.