Tell Congress: "Raise the minimum wage."
During his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed a plan to help lift American workers out of poverty: raise the Federal Minimum Wage.
President Obama has opened the door, but Congress needs to take action now if they're going to capitalize on this momentum.
California's Representative George Miller has introduced the "Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013", which will raise pay nationally to $10.10 an hour. Corresponding legislation has also been introduced in the Senate. Miller says, “Even during a so-called ‘golden age of corporate profits,’ millions of working families are falling behind because their paychecks aren’t keeping up. That’s immoral and that’s undermining our economy.”
Unfortunately opposition is already starting, spurred by politicians eager to put the profits of the corporations who fund their campaigns before what's best for American workers. Millions of Americans live in poverty and deserve a fair shot at a living wage. A minimum wage employee working full time only brings home $15,000 a year. Don't they deserve the chance to provide for themselves and their families?
Tell your Congressperson: "No one who works full time should have to live in poverty. Support Representative Miller's 'Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013''