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

  • 10575
    Chris Stowell
    Bountiful, UT
    12 hours ago
  • 10574
    Scott Ary
    Reno, NV
    15 hours ago
  • 10573
    Marilyn Hoff
    El Prado, NM
    15 hours ago
  • 10572
    Stacie Hartman
    Blossburg, PA
    16 hours ago
  • 10571
    Joyce Dixon
    Dallas, TX
    16 hours ago
  • 10570
    Bill Mauer
    Topeka, KS
    17 hours ago
  • 10569
    Anonymous
    Houston, TX
    19 hours ago
  • 10568
    Jameson Mc Donnell
    Philadelphia, PA
    21 hours ago
  • 10567
    Daniele Martarelli
    Italy
    23 hours ago
  • 10566
    Robin Wilson
    Oak Park, IL
    1 day ago
  • 10565
    Ellen Mc Daniel Weissler
    Cumberland, MD
    1 day ago
  • 10564
    Jeffrey Stewart
    Igo, CA
    1 day ago
  • 10563
    Donny Seals
    Jeffersonville, IN
    1 day ago
  • 10562
    Lu Ann Stenclik Md, Ph D
    York, PA
    1 day ago

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