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

  • 6255
    Rebecca A Behar Johnson
    Merced, CA
    3 hours ago
  • 6254
    Chris Maynard
    Kingsport, TN
    17 hours ago
  • 6253
    Roland Comte
    France
    1 day ago
  • 6252
    Lee Michelsen
    Stamford, CT
    1 day ago
  • 6251
    Steven Gilson
    Mitchellville, IA
    2 days ago
  • 6250
    Anonymous
    Phoenix, AZ
    2 days ago
  • 6249
    Anonymous
    Phoenix, AZ
    2 days ago
  • 6248
    Jane Swan
    Cumberland Center, ME
    2 days ago
  • 6247
    Timothy Wood
    Eugene, OR
    2 days ago
  • 6246
    Leah Montes
    Vale, NC
    2 days ago
  • 6245
    Laura Martin
    Portland, OR
    3 days ago
  • 6244
    Ruth Fatur
    Pasco County, FL
    3 days ago
  • 6243
    Brandy Swackhamer
    Bethlehem, PA
    3 days ago
  • 6242
    Alyssa Foley
    Palm Harbor, FL
    3 days ago

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