Raising the minimum wage is an important step toward an economy that works for everyone, not just the richest 1%. That's why both current elected officials and those who are pursuing elected office need to stand with us in raising the federal minimum wage.
Putting more money into the pockets of ordinary Americans is a no-brainer. If we reduced income inequality, we'd boost our economy. Small businesses would grow and hire, and we'd put the 99% back to work.
People who work for a living should be able to live off of their wages. The federal minimum wage needs to be adequate enough for working people to live on—and indexed to inflation so it doesn't fall in value every year.
Sign our petition to our country's elected officials, and we'll deliver them during an upcoming day of action. Together, we can end the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us. →