$10.10 is a start. Let’s support the President on this!
By Jueseppi B.
What $10.10 would mean for you
President Obama is calling on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10. And the President has taken the first step by signing an Executive Order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors.
Raising the federal minimum wage will give millions of Americans a raise, and it’s long overdue — because no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty.
Last week, we asked what raising the minimum wage meant to you.
The stories you shared are a strong argument for exactly how important it is that we get this done. Raising the minimum wage helps Americans young and old. It helps provide relief for those who are just scraping by, and it helps those saving for a rainy day. It’s the right thing to do, but don’t take our word for it.
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