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Received this e-mail from Senator Kay Hagan (D. NC) today:
Thom Tillis called the “proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 a “dangerous idea” and suggested the federal government shouldn’t even set a minimum wage.” -- News-Record, 3/3/2014
My opponent thinks it’s a “dangerous idea” to give 28 million American workers a raise by increasing the federal minimum wage. He thinks it’s a “dangerous idea” to increase the paychecks of more than one million North Carolina workers who would benefit from a minimum wage increase.

Does that sound “dangerous” to you? Because to me, it sounds like an idea that would put money in the pockets of families and strengthen our communities.

Hardworking Americans making the federal minimum wage earn only $7.25 an hour. It’s far past time Washington gave minimum wage workers a raise.

Sign our petition today to support raising the federal minimum wage.

Whoever thinks that raising the minimum wage is a bad idea should spend some time talking with working families in communities across North Carolina.

Making ends meet on less than $16,000 a year is hard enough if you only have yourself to support. Yet nationwide, 25 percent of minimum wage workers have children that count on them.

Leaving the minimum wage stagnant is the only “dangerous idea” in this debate. If you put in a hard day’s work, you should take home a wage you can live on.

Past efforts to raise the minimum wage have been blocked by out-of-touch politicians in Washington. This time, we need a strong grassroots movement pushing for change. Add your voice to mine -- support raising the federal minimum wage today.

Thank you for all of your support -- not just for me, but also for the hardworking Americans in need of our help.


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Originally posted to pdc on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 07:32 AM PST.

Also republished by North Carolina BLUE and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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