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

  • 6482
    Leigh Ford
    Boise, ID
    4 hours ago
  • 6481
    Barbara Gibson
    Orangeburg, SC
    8 hours ago
  • 6480
    Linda Hubbbard
    Pasadena, CA
    10 hours ago
  • 6479
    Carolynne Cullerton
    Woodstock, IL
    1 day ago
  • 6478
    Maurice Ayotte
    Canada
    1 day ago
  • 6477
    Antonio Sanchez
    Canada
    1 day ago
  • 6476
    Rachael Pappano
    Mattawamkeag, ME
    1 day ago
  • 6475
    Max C
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    1 day ago
  • 6474
    Robert Di Filippo
    Panama City, FL
    2 days ago
  • 6473
    Laura Ricci
    Brooklyn, NY
    2 days ago
  • 6472
    Martez Moody
    Saint Louis, MO
    3 days ago
  • 6471
    Florian Regnier
    France
    3 days ago
  • 6470
    Milton Blough
    Claremont, CA
    3 days ago
  • 6469
    Teddi Myers
    Kennebunkport, ME
    3 days ago

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