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Another Democratic Senator joining the call to raise the minimum wage:
Millions of Americans working full time jobs have trouble making ends meet. Raising the minimum wage would help them – but it’s been frozen for four years.

A family of four that earns minimum wage lives below the poverty line. And in New Hampshire, nearly 70% of minimum and low wage workers are women. It’s unacceptable – no American working full time should have to worry about putting food on the table or decide between heat and gasoline.

A higher minimum wage would spur economic growth and lift millions of hardworking Americans out of poverty. We must do right by our workers.

There’s legislation in the Senate that would raise the minimum wage, but congressional Republicans are blocking it at every turn. Stand with my colleagues and me now in supporting a living wage for all American workers.

Click here to stand with my colleagues and me for a living wage for all American workers.

Raising the minimum wage is a common sense measure – it’s supported by 80% of Americans, and the 13,000 minimum wage workers in New Hampshire deserve better. To make it happen, we need Congress to hear our voices. Join me now in making sure all hardworking Americans are fairly compensated for their efforts.

Tell Congress: Raise the minimum wage!



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Originally posted to pdc on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 08:08 AM PST.

Also republished by Take New Hampshire Forward! and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    Funny Stuff at

    by poopdogcomedy on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 08:08:05 AM PST

  •  I've seen polls that show... (0+ / 0-)

    that 80% of Americans support raising the minimum wage to $9/hr. I support that as well. However, I don't believe that support for $15/hr is anywhere close to that.

    I'm not paranoid or anything. Everyone just thinks I am.

    by Jim Riggs on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 08:23:12 AM PST

    •  Then kindly bugger off. 9 dollars (1+ / 0-)
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      Calamity Jean

      still slave wage and comes out to under 19k a year. Most who support the 15$ living wage campaign (29k a year) are opporating on the assumption that if we ask for 15 an hour the compromise will be 12 - 13 which while still crappy does ensure that a family can sustain themselves and god forbid even save.

      “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” George Orwell

      by Tool on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 08:35:42 AM PST

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  •  T&R (1+ / 0-)
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    and petition signed.

    Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

    by Youffraita on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 08:24:43 AM PST

  •  Typical disappointment from Cowhampshire. (1+ / 0-)
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    Tell you what, it should be $22, but I'll compromise in the interests of bipartisanship.... make it $20/hr.

    And permanently tied to the REAL cost of living from this day forward, so we don't end up once again with a minimum wage 1/3 or less than it should be.

    Until I hear that from you Senator, it remains clear your efforts are just an attempt to mitigate the damage in case minimum wage increase makes it to a vote. Anything below $20 is money saved for your Corporate Overlords.

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