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Take Texas Back From ALEC!ALEC skirts the law restricting lobbying activities and gifts to politicians, and pushes its ideologically driven agenda through model bills that put corporate profits and the right-wing agenda before the needs of working people. What are just some of the laws that ALEC and Laubenberg have promoted, and in many cases, already imposed on Texans? • Stand your Ground Bill • Voter ID Bill • Women’s Sonogram Bill • Sanctuary Cities Bill • Anti-ACA Legislation These actions are hurting millions of Texans, undermining public education, damaging our environment, cutting off access to healthcare, and making our streets, homes and workplaces less safe.
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in Wisconsin
Raise the minimum wage to $12/hour in Dallas, TX
Raise the minimum wage to $14.50 in Bristol, CTOut of all developed nations, the United States has the most unequal distribution of wealth. Middle class wages have remained stagnant, while the top 1% have seen 95% of the gains. Raising the minimum wage is one of the best ways to combat income inequality. It can provide for some --not all--low wage working Bristolites a chance to extricate themselves and/or their families from the cycle of poverty that is a result of the worst recession in the past 150 years. In the 11th largest city in the state, where many are drifting out of the middle and, this measure becomes ever more important. As you already know Bristol has one of the highest rates of food insecurity in the state. This measure would go a long way in mitigating those fears not to mention the real incidents of hunger that engender this fear. Additionally, raising the minimum wages makes economic sense. The evidence is compelling. A higher minimum wage means more disposable income and recirculates into the local economy by a factor of 1.55. That results in more job creation, less crime, more home ownership which, in turn, increases the tax base and elevates the value of existing homes. It is also a step towards preventing blight from even occurring.
Raise the minimum wage to $ 15.00 an hour -Tampa, FLorida
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 in Napa, CA
Raise the minimum wage to $9.75 in IdahoOut of all developed nations, the United States has the most unequal distribution of wealth. Middle class wages have remained stagnant, while the top 1% have seen 95% of the gains. Idaho ranks worst in the nation for average annual wage, per-capita income, wage increases, and minimum-wage workers per-capita. Our minimum wage workforce constitutes 7.7 % of our workforce; 31,000 individuals. The average age of our minimum wage workers is 35 years of age, most are over the age of 20. It is estimated that for every minimum wage job that opens up, there are 10 applicants most of whom have been in the workforce for years, and have graduated or attended college. Small business typically pay more than the minimum, because they understand the importance of investing in their people- in Idaho, it is the corporations who do not. Corporations who then are subsidized again with our tax dollars for creating low paying, poverty wage jobs. A raise for these workers means a direct infusion of cash into our economy. It means a full time worker in Idaho trying doesn't have to live in poverty. RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE IS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR IDAHO Raising the minimum wage is one of the best ways to combat income inequality and give Idahoans and Americans a raise.
Raise the minimum wage in the state of Arizona to $10.15 an hour
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 in North Richland Hills, TX.
Raise the minimum wage to $10.50 per hour in Colorado
Show Inequality for AllOut of all developed nations, the United States has the most unequal distribution of wealth. Middle class wages have remained stagnant while the top 1% have seen 95% of the gains. It is critical that Americans all across the country have the opportunity to view "Inequality for All" and work to make the American economy work for everyone.