To: Members of the Alabama Legislature and Governor Robert Bentley

Alabama Needs a Raise: Increase Minimum Wage for Alabama Families

Alabama Needs a Raise: Increase Minimum Wage for Alabama Families

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.

Alabama

Reasons for signing

  • Suggest at least $10.10 as per Pres Obama. This amount covers cost-of-living increases since raise in minimum wage.
  • As a working person, this would be extremely helpful. cost of living is currently too much for me.
  • 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

Updates

2016-01-08 00:25:49 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2014-03-07 18:47:58 -0500

500 signatures reached

2013-12-24 03:44:41 -0500

100 signatures reached

2013-12-12 20:10:54 -0500

50 signatures reached

2013-12-12 14:49:19 -0500

25 signatures reached

2013-12-12 14:17:56 -0500

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.

2013-12-12 12:39:16 -0500

10 signatures reached