Friday, November 22, 2013

Think we should raise the minimum wage?

Organizing for Action
Diane --

I wanted to update you on the fight to raise the federal minimum wage.

Here's why: When we see news stories about low-income workers holding canned food drives just so their coworkers can celebrate Thanksgiving, it's incredibly frustrating. We're better than this, and our minimum wage policy should reflect that.

That's why Congress is working on a proposal -- backed by President Obama -- to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10.

Today, working families across America are counting on anyone who agrees to add their name and join this fight: Show your support for raising the minimum wage today.

In the United States, no one who works full time should have to live in poverty.

That shouldn't be controversial -- yet even now, millions of American workers who work full time and earn a minimum wage aren't able to make ends meet. Too many people are struggling to feed their kids, clothe their families, pay rent and utilities, and simply get to and from work.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 today, which translates to just over $15,000 a year for a full-time position. Increasing our minimum wage could provide much-needed relief to these families -- and a huge boon to the economy.

This is important, and in coming weeks Congress will need to hear from their constituents on why they support raising the minimum wage.

Add your name, and send a message to Congress -- it's time to raise the minimum wage now:

Thanks -- more soon,


Nico Probst
Director of Special Projects
Organizing for Action

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