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)

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Number Date Name Location
6468 3 weeks 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 5 months ago Marcus Murphy Borger, TX
6466 5 months ago K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY
6465 7 months ago Marcus Murphy Borger, TX
6464 7 months ago Carl Cundy Custer, SD I only signed ONCE - It didn't appear to be taken thus the repeats.
6463 7 months ago Carl Cundy Custer, SD
6462 7 months ago Carl Cundy Custer, SD
6461 7 months ago Carl Cundy Custer, SD
6460 7 months ago Carl Cundy Custer, SD
6459 7 months ago Carl Cundy Custer, SD
6458 8 months ago Ken Woolard Tacoma, WA
6457 8 months ago Eldon Ball Seattle, WA
6456 10 months ago John Sodrel New Albany, IN
6455 10 months ago Peter Mack Castro Valley, CA A 20%( give or take) pay rise for such a large number of people will have a huge stimulative effect on a somewhat sluggish economy. Millions more people having millions $$ or billions $$ mo...
6454 10 months 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.


6453 10 months ago Kristina Sickels Wellington, CO
6452 10 months ago Vean Melton Chester, PA
6451 10 months 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...
6450 10 months 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...
6449 10 months ago Carlos Echevarria Inglewood, CA
6448 11 months ago Madeline Shapiro Whittier, CA
6447 11 months ago Jean Mantolesky
6446 11 months ago joe fedeli
6445 11 months ago Madeline Shapiro Whittier, CA
6444 11 months ago Meghan Smith Bainbridge Island, WA
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