Tell Congress: It's Time to Raise the Minimum Wage

It's time to raise the minimum wage.

President Obama did the right thing when he announced during his State of the Union address that he would raise the minimum wage for future federal contract workers. Now, it's Congress's turn to act. They can do so by passing the Fair Minimum Wage Act, a bill that would bring the federal minimum wage to $10.10 by 2015, index further increases to inflation and raise the minimum wage for tipped workers for the first time since 1991.

Had it kept up with inflation, the current federal minimum wage would be $10.74. Instead, it's $7.25. For a full-time worker, that amounts to an annual income of $15,080, a total wholly inadequate for addressing the needs of working families.

It is far past time that we make this necessary and common sense change. Join The Nation and the Campaign for America's Future in calling on Congress to pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act. 

Minimum wage protester
Darlene Handy of Baltimore holds up a banner during a rally to support raising the minimum wage in Maryland (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

1-25 of 6448 signatures
Number Date Name Location
6448 1 week ago Madeline Shapiro Whittier, CA
6447 3 weeks ago Jean Mantolesky
6446 3 weeks ago joe fedeli
6445 3 weeks ago Madeline Shapiro Whittier, CA
6444 4 weeks ago Meghan Smith Bainbridge Island, WA
6443 4 weeks ago Hoby Hamilton Hittson Fort Worth, TX
6442 4 weeks ago Agatha Jadwiszczok NYC, NY
6441 1 month ago Dorothy Gutenkauf Plainfield, NJ
6440 1 month ago John Sovell Fort Collins, CO
6439 1 month ago Anonymous castro valley, CA The formula should be based loosely on the cost of one months rent...Most get paid twice a month. One check for rent one for everything else..............a typical one bedroom apt = $900.After payro

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6438 1 month ago Rama Vemulapalli Whippany, NJ
6437 1 month ago Anonymous T.O., CA
6436 1 month ago Anonymous niskayuna, NY
6435 1 month ago hector alejandro killeen, TX
6434 1 month ago Tom Ramsay Terlingua, TX
6433 1 month ago Anonymous St. Louis, MO
6432 1 month ago Nathan Myers
6431 1 month ago Richard E Cooley Albuquerque, NM
6430 1 month ago Jeff Wyatt Calhoun , GA
6429 1 month ago Kathleen Varga Neola, IA
6428 1 month ago Eric Nau Deer Park, NY
6427 1 month ago Anthony Rojo CA Given that the living wage in the Bay Area (CA) is $21/hour, the current minimum wage falls far short of what's needed to survive. This needs to be changed.
6426 1 month ago Anonymous oak harbor, WA American workers deserve livable wage! How can someone like me become truly independent without a livable wage for work I do.
6425 1 month ago Bettie Reina Milmay, NJ If you don't earn enough. you can't support your family. Every CEO earning multi-millions should try living on what the average worker earns.
6424 1 month ago Luis Lozano Long Beach, CA
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