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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:41 AM
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PLEASE SIGN THIS!!!! Become a Minimum Wage Increase Citizen Co-Sponsor..
Would you all PLEASE sign on to be co-sponsors of Senator Kennedy's Fair Minimum Wage Act? You know how many years he's been working on trying to raise the minimum wage. Would you please help him? Thanks! :hi:

Just go to the link posted below.



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.



CO-SPONSOR STATEMENT: 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.��

http://kennedy.senate.gov/newsletter/mwcitizencosponsor...


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Mel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:45 AM
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1. Done!
and kicking it up :kick:
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4 t 4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:48 AM
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2. done- thanks
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WePurrsevere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:56 AM
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3. Done & will help get the word out on this issue. ...
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 08:58 AM by WePurrsevere
NY is slowly raising their minimum wage. This January it went up to $6.75 and it will go up once more to $7.15 next January... $7.25 would be even better. B-) Of course it would be wonderful if the minimum wage throughout the country were a decent living wage and had a built in increase based on a formula based on a yearly COLA.

:kick: and R :D
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melissinha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:02 AM
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4. Absolutely!!! Best issue we've got
How far behind inflation is the minimum wage anyways???


:kick:

Sure shows you the difference between rich Republicans and rich Democrats, rich Republicans want to help raise the profits in their friends companies, and rich Democrats act like real Democrats, they know that its not all about me and mine, but the community at large.
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