Raise the Wage: TOMORROW

Our friends at Economic Policy Institute have some key information on the Raise the Wage Act — scheduled to be voted on TOMORROW (July 18th, 2019) — Tennessee’s Jim Cooper of Nashville and Steve Cohen of Memphis are co-sponsors:

The House of Representatives will vote on a $15 minimum wage TOMORROW!

Click here to see if your Representative is a cosponsor of the Raise the Wage Act, then make a call urging Congress to pass a $15 minimum wage by 2025.

It’s been 12 years since Congress raised the minimum wage―the longest stretch in history.

This is a shameful benchmark, reducing the living standards of working families in this country and exacerbating poverty and inequality. But now, we have a chance to turn that around.

The Raise the Wage Act currently has 205 cosponsors, we need just 14 more supporters to pass a $15 minimum wage and raise the wages of tens of millions of U.S. workers.

Click here to see if your Representative is a cosponsor if this critical legislation, and then make a call today to help pass a $15 minimum wage through the U.S. House.

Over the last decade, a $7.25 minimum wage has lost purchasing power to the tune of 17 percent, which translates to a loss of more than $3,000 in annual earnings for a full-time, year-round minimum wage worker.

Working people need a raise and that starts by raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour!

 

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