Raising the minimum wage

Why we should do it and what will happen after it is raised

What is the current minimum wage doing wrong?

-As of right now, 46.7 million people are in poverty right now in the US... Yet there are only 7,908,000 unemployed people!

-The problem causing poverty isn't unemployment, the problem is that $7.25 forces people into poverty and is not enough for people to afford basic necessities like good shelter, medical essentials, good education, sanitary necessities and decent food!

-Failure to provide everyone with these things is failure to provide everyone with human dignity

How will raising the minimum wage help?

-Studies have shown that with a higher minimum wage, people depending on it are better able to afford the earlier mentioned necessities and to get out of poverty and get their human dignity back.

-It also gives people more money to spend and this will help bring an influx of wealth to the local economy.

How can you help in this endeavor?

There's a lot of ways you can help!

-You can contact your senator or governor and ask to raise it.

- Governor details: https://www.usa.gov/state-governor

- Senator details: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

-You can contact the president and ask to raise it

- President details: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

-What should you say to these people?

You should basically say what is mentioned in this poster, which is addressing the problems people are facing due to the current minimum wage, and then explaining how raising it will help.

-What else can you do?

-Sign this petition to raise the minimum wage which over 79,000 people have already signed

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/raise-the-minimum-wage-18