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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:15 PM
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Kennedy: Become a Minimum Wage Increase Citizen Co-Sponsor


Become a Minimum Wage Increase Citizen Co-Sponsor

Dear Friends:

Over the past ten years, Members of Congress have raised their own pay by $31,000, but the minimum wage hasn?t gone up a cent. It's still just $5.15, $10,700 a year for a full-time worker. No one can live on that. It's more than $6,000 below the poverty line for a family of three. In the wealthiest country on the face of the earth, no one who works for a living should have to live in poverty.

That's why I've fought time and again to increase the minimum wage. Yet, time and again, Republicans in Congress have refused to give hard-working men and women the pay they deserve.

One thing I've learned in this ongoing battle is that the American people understand what this Republican Congress does not ? that a fair increase in the minimum wage is long overdue. People see their friends and neighbors struggling to survive on poverty wages, and they want to help.

I'm working with community activists, religious leaders, and workers around the country to obtain citizen co-sponsors for my Fair Minimum Wage Act, which will raise the minimum wage to $7.25 over two years. With these signatures in hand, I'll demand a vote on the minimum wage as soon as possible.

To help make this effort a success, I am asking each of you, as friends and supporters, to stand with us. Please sign on as a citizen co-sponsor of the Fair Minimum Wage Act, and encourage others to do so. With your help, we can succeed, and give minimum wage workers a well-earned raise.



Count me in! I want to be a citizen co-sponsor of Senator Kennedy's bill to increase the minimum wage. No one who works for a living should have to live in poverty.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:25 PM
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1. excellent!
done and nominated

:kick:
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NoFederales Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:41 PM
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2. Are there statistics on the number of people earning min. wage,
and numbers associated with incremental amounts above minimum wage. For example,

$5.15 ..............100,000

$5.65 ..............100,000

$6.15 ..............etc.

I don't dispute the need for a higher wage, but are there numbers you've found?

NoFederales
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:07 PM
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3. evening
:kick: for the working poor.
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