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Raising the Minimum Wage is Good for the 100%.

Sister Simone testifying before Congress

Sister Simone Campbell testified before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee at a hearing about the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013.  

Please call for a just minimum wage that respects the dignity of work. Connect with us and our partners about raising the minimum wage on social media by using the hashtag #raisethewage.

 

Currently, too many people are working full time, sometimes more than one job, and unable to make ends meet. More than half of the workers who will be helped by a minimum wage increase work full time. If the minimum wage were increased, 14.2% of all workers would be impacted, and more than 88% of those workers are adults over age 20. Childhood poverty in the United States, which is at a shameful rate of 1 in 5, would also be alleviated, as 23.8% of all U.S. children would be helped by a parent getting a raise in the minimum wage.