#RaisetheWage!

Moms are working hard for our country. Isn’t it about time that our country works for moms!?

Raising the miminum wage matters to moms. 56% of minimum wage workers are women; and 28% have children.

It’s time for Congress to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 by 2015.

Raising the minimum wage will boost moms, dads, and everyone -- AND it will also boost our economy.

 In fact, studies show that 140,000 new jobs would be created by raising the minimum wage, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago says a raise in the minimum wage would help our economy by increasing household spending nationwide by about $48 billion, even benefiting the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

This is a win-win for everyone. Fill out the letter on the right and tell Congress to #RaisetheWage!

Sign Today!

Dear Member of Congress,

Our current minimum wage puts and keeps families in poverty. Moms can't provide for their families on $7.25 an hour. I urge you to pass the minimum wage bill introduced by Senator Tom Harkin and Representative George Miller, which raises the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and provides the first increase to tipped employees in more than 20 years. It also indexes the minimum wage to the cost of living, so our families can continue to pay rent, put groceries on the table, and keep our kids in shoes that fit. A fair wage is good for families and it is good for our economy.

Thank you for doing your part to make this country better for moms and kids.


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