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Received this e-mail from one of our favorite Senators regarding raising the minimum wage:
The minimum wage today has less buying power than it did fifty years ago.  That’s just wrong.

We can change that.  The Fair Minimum Wage Act would increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, up from $7.25 today, and provide a raise for tipped workers (who've been stuck at $2.13 an hour since 1991.)

Sign the petition and tell Congress:  It’s time to raise the minimum wage.

http://www.jeffmerkley.com/...

Just as important, the Fair Minimum Wage Act would tie the minimum wage to the rate of inflation so working families earning minimum wage never lose a penny in buying power down the road. We've done that here in Oregon with our minimum wage, and it’s been a critical factor supporting our working families.

In the last several years, the top 1% have taken home some 95% of the economic gains.  A stronger minimum wage means a stronger economy for all of us and better opportunities for working families. It’s a critical step towards making sure our nation's prosperity reaches everybody, not just the lucky few.

Please join me and call on Congress to pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act without delay.

http://www.jeffmerkley.com/...

Senator Jeff Merkley

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http://www.jeffmerkley.com/...

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Originally posted to pdc on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 10:14 AM PST.

Also republished by Koscadia, PDX Metro, In Support of Labor and Unions, The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party, and Daily Kos Oregon.

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