Tell Congress to raise the minimum wage and tie it to inflation
In 1968, the minimum wage was worth over $10.00 in 2012 dollars. Today, it’s $7.25. It hasn’t gone up since 2009, and working full-time at minimum wage isn’t enough to put a family of two above the poverty line. It’s time for that to change.
Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. George Miller are calling on Congress to increase the minimum wage to $10.10, close to what it was worth in 1968, and tie it to inflation so that minimum-wage workers don’t have to wait years for a raise while the prices of food and rent keep rising.
Join with Daily Kos by signing our petition telling Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 and tie it to inflation.
The minimum wage needs to keep up with the times, but today, it’s fallen behind, leaving too many working Americans in poverty. Please raise the minimum wage to $10.10 and index it to inflation so that minimum-wage workers won’t have to wait years for a raise.
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