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 6469 signatures
Number Date Name Location
6469 8 months ago sheri sstimax toledo, OH
6468 12 months ago Annie Lumerman Palo Alto, CA Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 so parents don't have to feed their children ramen and canned food. Help fuel the next generation for greatness.
6467 1 year ago Marcus Murphy Borger, TX
6466 1 year ago Marcus Murphy Borger, TX
6465 1 year ago Anonymous Fort Collins, CO On the Minimum Wage debate, a.k.a "Not brain surgery"

In 1978, I worked a job at minimum wage, which was $2.65 / hr.


6464 1 year ago Kristina Sickels Wellington, CO
6463 1 year ago Vean Melton Chester, PA
6462 1 year ago Charles Mullin Commerce City, CO It is long past time for our leaders to take action to raise the minimum wage, I feel it should be higher than 10.50 but this is a start. Higher wages do not cause inflation, high pay for CEOs and s...
6461 1 year ago Stan Standridge Norcross, GA 46 years ago, the minimum wage was $2.25 and it doesn't take a a rocket scientist to see the pay scale hasn't kept up with the economy. All the politicians should be ashamed, but that takes heart an...
6460 1 year ago Jean Mantolesky
6459 1 year ago joe fedeli phila, PA
6458 1 year ago Hoby Hamilton Hittson Fort Worth, TX
6457 1 year ago Agatha Jadwiszczok NYC, NY
6456 1 year ago Anonymous niskayuna, NY
6455 1 year ago Anonymous St. Louis, MO
6454 1 year ago Nathan Myers Davis, CA
6453 1 year ago Anthony Rojo Union City, 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.
6452 1 year 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.
6451 1 year ago Mark Danowsky PA
6450 1 year ago Mara Miller Honolulu, HI
6449 1 year ago Anonymous maimi, FL
6448 1 year ago Anonymous Canoga Park, CA
6447 1 year ago Donna Chatel Kirkland, WA
6446 1 year ago Gary Towne Grand Forks, ND
6445 1 year ago shirley wimer sedalia, MO Minimum wage needs to be raised to about $15 an hour to really help the people have a decent life!!
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