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SUPPORT SB 935


We’re cosponsoring a bill, SB 935 (Leno), which will raise the minimum wage to $11 in 2015, $12 in 2016 and $13 in 2017. This bill will not only help thousands of working families in California lift themselves out of poverty—it will help all of us. Our economy will benefit because every extra dollar that working families earn will be put right back into our economy.


This important anti-poverty bill is now being reviewed by the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment. They’ll be making their decision on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Send a letter to the Committee members and ask them to support this trailblazing bill!


Every woman wants what’s best for her children. She’ll work long hours, sacrifice sleep, forget to eat and do whatever it takes. But what if that’s not enough?

What if she works full time but can't earn more than $1,280 per month? Imagine raising two children on that paycheck.

Sounds like a nightmare, but instead it’s reality for hundreds of thousands of women in California. They're working hard and they're working full time, but they're raising their children in poverty.

$8/hour x 40 hours x 4 weeks = $1,280/month. In today’s prices, that’s an equation for working hard, but hardly making it.

That's why we’re cosponsoring a bill, SB 935 (Leno), which will raise the minimum wage to $11 in 2015, $12 in 2016 and $13 in 2017. This bill will not only help thousands of working families in California lift themselves out of poverty—it will help all of us. Our economy will benefit because every extra dollar that working families earn will be put right back into our economy.

This important anti-poverty bill is now being reviewed by the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment. They’ll be making their decision on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Send a letter to the Committee members and ask them to support this trailblazing bill!

 
 
Dear Assemblymember,

Please support SB 935 and vote to raise the painfully low minimum wage in California.

Too many people—majority of them women—are working full time but still living in poverty. Why? Because the minimum wage in California simply does not pay enough to ensure a dignified, respectful life.

If some employers are not willing to pay fair wages then it’s the government’s duty to step in, protect workers and raise the wage.

Simply, I believe that dignified work must be paid a dignified wage. Don't you? If you do, please vote AYE on SB 935 and stand with California women and their families.

Thank you for doing what's right.