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Tell Your Representative to Raise the Minimum Wage

With our federal minimum wage stuck at $7.25 an hour, too many people working full-time can’t afford to take care of their families and make ends meet. While the cost of living in America continues to rise, big profitable corporations are choosing not to increase their employees' pay.

There's a groundswell of support for increasing the minimum wage, but Congress has been dragging its feet. With midterm elections looming, it’s time for us to pressure Congress to act now.

The Fair Minimum Wage Act would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, raise pay for tipped workers and tie the minimum wage to inflation. This bill would give a much-needed boost to 30 million workers, jump-start our economy and take an important step toward ending poverty wages.

Your voice really matters here: lobbyists representing big fast food and retail companies are counting on Representatives John Boehner and Eric Cantor to prevent a vote on this bill. But with just 218 signatures, the Fair Minimum Wage Act can have its day on the House floor.

Write your representative today and urge him or her to sign the Fair Minimum Wage Act discharge petition now!


 


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