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

  • 6817
    Sarah Sercombe
    Royal Oak, MI
    1 hour ago
  • 6816
    Andrew Weaver
    Castaic, CA
    2 hours ago
  • 6815
    Karlene Gunter
    Rochester, NY
    3 hours ago
  • 6814
    P Nunez
    Kissimmee, FL
    4 hours ago
  • 6813
    Lea Faulks
    Big Spring, TX
    4 hours ago
  • 6812
    Mary Grant
    Charlottesville, VA
    5 hours ago
  • 6811
    Amanda Pearl
    Houston, TX
    6 hours ago
  • 6810
    Victoria Lo Schiavo
    Madison, OH
    6 hours ago
  • 6809
    Peter Scott
    Knox, IN
    6 hours ago
  • 6808
    Ralph Timberlake
    Huntsville, AL
    6 hours ago
  • 6807
    Routin Carole
    France
    7 hours ago
  • 6806
    Anonymous
    Katy, TX
    7 hours ago
  • 6805
    Anonymous
    Richmond, VA
    8 hours ago
  • 6804
    Monika Brown
    Houston, TX
    8 hours ago

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