Petition

Tell Congress: Raise the Minimum Wage!

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Courage Campaign fights for a more progressive California and country.

About the Petition

Right now, a minimum wage employee working full-time only brings home $15,000 a year. How can these workers be expected to provide for themselves and their families on such a low income? Raising the minimum wage would not only improve the lives of millions of hardworking Americans and their families but also build a stronger economy and decrease the need for government assistance.

That’s why Democratic Senators are doubling down on their effort to give working and middle-class Americans a "fair shot" by pushing forward a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. Meanwhile, President Obama has been touring the country to promote this commonsense proposal to help lift millions of American workers out of poverty.

Opposition is already starting, spurred by politicians eager to put the profits of the corporations that fund their campaigns before what's best for America and its workers.

We need your courage to help move this effort forward and demand that Congress act now!

Photo Credit: Americans Against the Tea Party

To: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

No one who works full-time should have to live in poverty. Vote to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

Sincerely,

[Your name here] 

Action Updates

  • 20 January 2015

    We did it!

    We reached our goal of 5,000 signatures! Let's keep the momentum going.

Supporters

  • 9092
    Josefina Bayarri Lorente
    Spain
    8 hours ago
  • 9091
    Thornton Hertz
    Honaunau, HI
    9 hours ago
  • 9090
    Shawn Rorke Davis
    Spring Green, WI
    14 hours ago
  • 9089
    Jean Kilczer
    Pagosa Springs, CO
    16 hours ago
  • 9088
    Carol Tollefsen
    Carnation, WA
    17 hours ago
  • 9087
    Rhonda Dern
    Evergreen, CO
    17 hours ago
  • 9086
    Tammy Fisher
    Cedar Lake, IN
    1 day ago
  • 9085
    Lin River
    Concord, NH
    1 day ago
  • 9084
    Jeramy Torretta
    College Place, WA
    1 day ago
  • 9083
    Victoria Shore
    Chevy Chase, MD
    1 day ago
  • 9082
    Sharon Haas
    Chattanooga, TN
    1 day ago
  • 9081
    Teresa Pietersen
    Rockwall, TX
    1 day ago
  • 9080
    Ronald Godfrey
    Prescott, AZ
    2 days ago
  • 9079
    Katrina Strack
    Centereach, NY
    2 days ago

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