Do you want to raise the minimum wage?

Jon Carson, BarackObama.com
2013-08-08 12:57:49
Friend -- This is just awful: The current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour -- and if you work 40 hours per week making minimum wage, you're only making $14,500 per year. That's well below the poverty line. President Obama is calling on Congress to raise the minimum wage -- and today OFA supporters are getting behind him and other allied organizations to take on this fight. If you agree that it's time for working Americans to get a raise, then add your name today: my.barackobama.com/Raise-the-Minimum-Wage President Obama said it best: "No one who works full-time in America should have to live in poverty." The President's plan will give 15 million American workers a much-needed raise. For many, it will be their first raise since the last minimum-wage increase back in 2009 -- and go a long way towards helping full-time minimum wage earners pay rent and put food on the table. It makes sense for businesses, too. Maybe this is simple economics, but it seems pretty obvious that when workers make more money, they buy more products and services. If you want to be part of this work, start with something simple -- say that you support raising the minimum wage today: my.barackobama.com/Raise-the-Minimum-Wage Thanks -- more to come, Jon Jon Carson Executive Director Organizing for Action
Organizing for Action
Friend --

This is just awful:

The current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour -- and if you work 40 hours per week making minimum wage, you're only making $14,500 per year. That's well below the poverty line.

President Obama is calling on Congress to raise the minimum wage -- and today OFA supporters are getting behind him and other allied organizations to take on this fight.

If you agree that it's time for working Americans to get a raise, then add your name today.

President Obama said it best: "No one who works full-time in America should have to live in poverty."

The President's plan will give 15 million American workers a much-needed raise. For many, it will be their first raise since the last minimum-wage increase back in 2009 -- and go a long way towards helping full-time minimum wage earners pay rent and put food on the table.

It makes sense for businesses, too. Maybe this is simple economics, but it seems pretty obvious that when workers make more money, they buy more products and services.

If you want to be part of this work, start with something simple -- say that you support raising the minimum wage today:

http://my.barackobama.com/Raise-the-Minimum-Wage

Thanks -- more to come,

Jon

Jon Carson
Executive Director
Organizing for Action

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