To: Colorado State Legislature

Raise the minimum wage to $11 in Colorado.

Raise the minimum wage to $11 in Colorado.

Americans are still suffering from one of the worst recessions in history, yet wages have flatlined. The time has come to raise the minimum wage in our community. It's good for the economy. It's good for America.

Why is this important?

Out 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.

In fact, today's minimum wage is worth about 20% less than it was worth 33 years ago when Ronald Reagan took office.

Raising the minimum wage is the one the best ways to combat income inequality, give Americans a raise, build the middle class, and create jobs. It helps families, gives businesses customers with more money to spend, and involves no bureaucracy.

Don't wait for Congress to act. Let's lead again in Colorado!

Colorado

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Reasons for signing

  • Minimum wages does not cut it anymore and it's not keeping up with inflation.
  • $11 is not enough. $15 would be better; $20 better still. No one working 40 hours a week should be below the poverty level.
  • Min wage increase is way overdue

Updates

2014-03-23 20:59:25 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2014-03-23 12:29:25 -0400

500 signatures reached

2014-03-23 10:14:16 -0400

100 signatures reached

2014-03-23 10:04:15 -0400

50 signatures reached

2014-02-28 23:13:27 -0500

10 signatures reached