Tell Congress It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage
Public opinion polls consistently show huge support for raising the minimum wage. Voters know it’s long overdue. New bills would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over three years. Now we need to join in the effort to show members of Congress that their constituents are strong enough in their support to take action. Help hard working Americans by taking one of the actions below!
ACTION #1: Send members of Congress a letter urging them to vote to raise wages for 28 million workers. Click here to view and send the emailable letter to your Senators and Representative.
ACTION#2: Has your member of Congress co-sponsored the S.1737 or H.R.1010 bill to raise the minimum wage? 31 Senators and 190 Representatives have already co-sponsored the bill. But sadly there are many members of Congress who have not shown their support by becoming co-sponsors of the bills.
- Click here to view the list of Senators and Representatives that have yet to co-sponsor the bill to raise the minimum wage. Encourage them to show their support.
- DIAL 1-888-245-0215 and ask your Senator(s) and Representative to co-sponsor legislation to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 in three steps while also raising the minimum wage for workers earning tips. It will boost the economy, lift millions out of poverty, and is supported by large majorities of voters in poll after poll.
Pressure Congress to Renew Unemployment Insurance
A minority in the Senate continues to stand in the way of helping the long-term jobless.
On Thursday, February 6, 58 Senators voted to stop the obstruction and advance unemployment insurance for the long-term unemployed. That wasn’t enough – 60 were needed. Please hold them accountable - and thank the Senators who voted to restore Emergency Unemployment Compensation. Click here to express thanks or disappointment to your Senators.
This set-up knows how your Senator voted – when you enter your zip code, you’ll see the appropriate letter for your Senators. Both letters can be edited – and we encourage you to use your own words, and to insert the state-specific info from the National Employment Law Project.
Submit Your Story to the Our American Story Project
Have a story about the way services have helped you and your family? We want to hear from you!
Half in Ten and the Coalition on Human Needs are collecting stories highlighting the ways that federal programs successfully build economic security and meet the needs of vulnerable populations. Submit your human needs program success story to the Our American Story project today.
We welcome short video clips or written stories from anyone who can speak to the benefit and success of federal programs such as direct beneficiaries, social service providers, and community, faith or business leaders. For more instructions and guidelines on submitting your story click, check back soon. A sample video is available here.
If you would like to post an action, please contact Mackenzie Tudor at firstname.lastname@example.org