Tell Congress: It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage

Tell Congress: It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage

Tell Congress: It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage

It’s far past time that we make this necessary and common sense change. 


Had it kept up with inflation, the current federal minimum wage would be $10.74. Instead, it’s $7.25. For a full-time worker, that amounts to an annual income of $15,080, a total wholly inadequate for addressing the needs of working families.


It is far past time that we make this change. Contact your senators and representative today and demand that they support an increase in the minimum wage.


Support for a raise is growing in many quarters. Earlier this week, Steven Hsieh reported on a letter recently signed by seventy-five leading economists calling on the president and Congress to raise the federal minimum wage.


Last December, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart made clear the nonsensical basis of many of the arguments put forward by opponents of a minimum wage increase.

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