Alabama Needs a Raise: Increase Minimum Wage for Alabama Families

To: Members of the Alabama Legislature and Governor Robert Bentley

Alabama Needs a Raise: Increase Minimum Wage for Alabama Families
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Please support legislation to establish a minimum wage in Alabama above the federal minimum to allow working men and women to better provide for themselves and their families. We must find a wage that is fair for businesses and employees.

Why is this important?

Currently, a family with two parents working full-time and making minimum wage cannot make enough money to make ends meet, according to cost of living estimates for the State of Alabama. The Economic Policy Institute has conducted a study that confirms that a $9.80 minimum wage would create 1,800 new jobs and give half a million people in Alabama a raise.
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Reasons for signing

  • Patsy L. 2014-03-15 03:57:15 -0400
    Suggest at least $10.10 as per Pres Obama. This amount covers cost-of-living increases since raise in minimum wage.
  • Aaron Y. 2014-03-11 13:13:15 -0400
    As a working person, this would be extremely helpful. cost of living is currently too much for me.
  • stanley p. 2014-03-10 18:49:59 -0400
    The Alabama legislature and this nation in general needs to focus on lifting up hard-working families, instead of the corporations which are making fortunes on the backs of their employees

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Share your minimum wage story! We're looking for individuals who want to talk about living off minimum wage to create a video series to highlight the importance of this issue. If you're interested in sharing your story, email press@darriomelton.com.

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