|No one who works full time in America should have to raise their family in poverty. It's time to raise the minimum wage!|
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The federal minimum wage hasn't kept pace with the rising costs of basic necessities for working families, and today is worth even less than it was in the early 1980s. That means someone working full time for the federal minimum wage makes just $14,500 a year — which is below the poverty line for a family of four.
Raising the minimum wage nationwide would benefit 28 million workers across the country, and lift nearly a million people out of poverty. These aren’t just teenagers at their first job — the average age of workers who would benefit is 35 years old.
Despite support from 7 out of 10 Americans, lawmakers have failed to act. Higher wages are good for workers and business, and are key to a stronger economy that creates opportunity for all Americans.
What's needed now is a strong show of support from people across the country, to let our lawmakers know: It's time to give America a raise.
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