To: City Council

Raise the minimum wage to $13.00/hr in Spokane, WA

Raise the minimum wage to $13.00/hr in Spokane, WA

Dear, Mayor Condon
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. Seattle is currently involved in an active protest to raise their minimum wage to $13.00/hr. Why does Eastern Washington lag behind the rest of the state? Why have we so long lived by the Idaho standard of a right to work state? When do we get the right to work and earn a decent living? It is easy to raise the wages of everyone in the state in succinct rebuttal to the raising of the minimum wage law.
Not only will their be less crime, but their will be less families in need of medicaid and food stamps. Our city deserves this basic economic stimulus, perhaps even more than the Seattle area does. Our city is a crime haven. The raising of the minimum wage will set apart the middle class from the criminal perpetrators. Perhaps then, the police will have a target to set their sites on.

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.

Raising the minimum wage is one of the best ways to combat income inequality and give Americans a raise.

Spokane, WA, United States

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Reasons for signing

  • It is filthy that a working man can not get any help when needed but all the worthless drug dealer in this town can get food stamps and state medical.. Try paying for everything after the price hike on dad to day items with two kids... Oh wait my raise went to the people that don't need it like the concle members so why would they give a dam about the people actually getting the work done around town not sitting in that nice AC
  • Im tired of struggling even though i work hard everday.
  • Really liked the "Our city is a crime haven. The raising of the minimum wage will set apart the middle class from the criminal perpetrators" part.

Updates

2016-12-02 04:08:16 -0500

100 signatures reached

2016-02-04 15:04:40 -0500

50 signatures reached

2015-04-10 21:09:05 -0400

25 signatures reached

2014-08-17 20:20:43 -0400

10 signatures reached