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

  • 5724
    Jeogh Rodriguez
    Australia
    4 hours ago
  • 5723
    Vanessa Carlson
    Wakonda, SD
    13 hours ago
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    M Arranz
    Australia
    21 hours ago
  • 5721
    Cindy Stein
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    22 hours ago
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    Kizzy Boswell
    Malvern, AR
    22 hours ago
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    Ann Bell
    Canada
    23 hours ago
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    Kim Nguyen
    San Jose, CA
    1 day ago
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    Darrell Noel
    New York, NY
    2 days ago
  • 5716
    Nikolay Kalinovskiy
    Nampa, ID
    2 days ago
  • 5715
    Richard Crozier
    Port Royal, PA
    2 days ago
  • 5714
    Peggy Andersen
    Livermore, CA
    3 days ago
  • 5713
    Priscilla Ritchie
    Brimfield, MA
    3 days ago
  • 5712
    Elizabeth Baer
    Saint Michaels, MD
    3 days ago
  • 5711
    Gloria Lewis
    Brentwood, TN
    4 days ago

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