The 99% Need a Raise

Together, we’ve been in the fight to create an economy that works for the 99%, not just the richest 1%.

We’ve been standing up to corporate tax evaders and saying no to more tax cuts for the rich. Now we need to put more money in the hands of the 99% and get our economy back on track. That’s why we need your help.

Tell Congress that it’s time to raise the federal minimum wage. Click here to sign the petition.

Putting more money into the pockets of ordinary Americans would give a much-needed boost our economy. Smallbusinesses would grow and hire, and we’d put the 99% back to work.

  • The minimum wage can’t support our families. The current federal minimum wage (which is also the current Minnesota minimum wage)—at $7.25 an hour—amounts to only $15,080 a year. That’s almost $9,000 below the federal poverty line for a family of four.
  • We get $7.25. They get 725%. The federal minimum wage hasn’t kept up with inflation, but CEO pay has risen 725% over the last 30 years.
  • We’ve got some catching up to do. If the federal minimum wage had kept up with inflation over the past 40 years, it would currently be at $10.55.

People who work for a living should be able to live off of their wages.

Sign our petition to our country’s elected officials, and we’ll deliver them during an upcoming day of action.

Together, we can end the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us.

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