SIGN THE PETITION TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE TO $15!
Click HERE to send a message to President Obama, Congress, Labor Secretery Perez, U.N. Secy Gen Ban, and members of the media saying
MAKE DR. KING’S DREAM COME TRUE — END POVERTY AND INUSTICE — ALL WORKERS DESERVE BETTER — RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE TO $15!
PETITION TEXT (Click HERE to SIGN)
To the United States Congress, President Barack Obama and Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor
October 24th – 75th anniversary of the enactment of the minimum wage – “Raise Workers’ Wages Day”
Make Dr. King’s Dream come true – End Poverty and Injustice
All Workers Deserve Better! – Raise the Minimum Wage to $15!
We as low paid workers, who find ourselves literally at a dead end, after putting in hours of hard work, who cannot support ourselves, our children or our families, who live pay check to pay check, in most cases without benefits;
We as jobless youth in our cities and towns, who need decent paying jobs, not jails and mass incarceration;
We as parents and grandparents of young workers, who know the struggles that our young people go through, trying to make it while saddled with student debt, who are at times forced to rely on us for meals and a place to stay because they aren’t paid enough;
We as better paid workers and small business people, who are disgusted at seeing billion dollar corporations, like Walmart and McDonald’s getting tax breaks and what amounts to welfare for the rich, while their poorly paid workers are forced to rely on food stamps and other meager programs, because they are paid so poorly;
And finally those of us who have been inspired by the heroism of fast food workers and Walmart workers, who have conducted strikes and protests in the face of retaliation and firing, who are demanding fair wages;
Whereas, October 24, 2013, marks the 75th anniversary of the enactment of the minimum wage and since the minimum wage of $7.25 amounts to poverty wage;
We say make Dr. King’s dream a reality, end poverty and injustice, raise the minimum wage to $15.00:
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posted September 30, 2013
Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 Now!