Raising the Minimum Wage in Hard Times

From Let Justice Roll (http://www.letjusticeroll.org):

 

Amid the awful attacks on minimum wage this campaign season, we wanted to share some good news from a public opinion poll and spotlight our updated resource on why raising the minimum wage is important for the economy. The poll and updated Raising the Minimum Wage in Hard Times (http://letjusticeroll.org/resources/raising-minimum-wage-hard-times) have timely talking points for blogs, op-eds, letters to the editor, public education and organizing.

 

  • The federal minimum wage was enacted during the Great Depression to promote economic recovery.
  • The long-term fall in worker buying power is a key reason we are in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
  • Raising the minimum wage boosts consumer purchasing power and economic recovery.
  • Raising the minimum wage does not increase unemployment in good times or bad. (Includes cites for the latest studies.)

NEW POLL: 67 Percent Support Raising Minimum Wage to $10 (http://letjusticeroll.org/news/001141-new-poll-67-percent-support-raising-minimum-wage-10)

 

The 2010 American Values Survey by the Public Religion Research Institute finds broad support for increasing the minimum wage: More than two out of three (67%) Americans support increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10 an hour.

 

SIGN ON to Support $10 Federal Minimum Wage

 

If you haven’t already done so — Please sign our faith leader letter or general public petition for raising the minimum wage to $10.

 

Let Justice Roll and our partners are gearing up now for new campaigns to raise the minimum wage at the state and federal level.

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