The federal minimum wage has not received an increase (or, rather, a restoration of lost value due to inflation) in nearly a decade. And at $7.25 per hour, it is now more than 25 percent below where it was in real terms half a century ago.
Click here to quickly email your U.S. Representative and tell them to pass the “Raise the Wage Act of 2019” to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024.
(If your Representative is already a co-sponsor of this critical legislation, we’ve provided a thank-you email for you to personalize and send.)
No, $15 is not enough, but it is better than $7.25. New Economic Policy Institute research shows that raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour would directly or indirectly lift the wages of nearly 40 million working people―27 percent of the wage-earning workforce. This will generate $120 billion in additional income for families who need it most, including 23 million women and 5 million single parents.
Write to your Representative today and help raise the wages of millions of working people. We’ve provided a suggested email, which you should feel free to personalize and send.
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