America Needs A Raise!

Aug 23, 2017

By Mike Hersh for Amos, Mike F, Donna, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Dan, Judy, Dr. Bill, and Bryan Your PDA National Team

Donate Now To Pressure Congress For A Living Wage

Late breaking news: Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is forced to share some troubling news. At a campaign-style event in Phoenix, Arizona last night, Trump again hinted that he is planning to pardon disgraced former sheriff Joe Arpaio. Still, with Trump nothing is ever certain. Help us keep the pressure on. If you haven’t already, please sign and share the petition to oppose Trump’s pardoning of Joe Arpaio.

PDA is helping to lead the Summer for Progress. We’re organizing within a huge coalition for the People’s Platform, 8 bills we’re urging all Democratic Representatives to cosponsor. One of the bills—Sen. Bernie Sanders’ and Rep. Bobby Scott’s Raise the Wage Act—would enact a Living Wage. The People’s Platform is a wide ranging progressive platform in the spirit of the New Deal. The Raise the Wage Act captures the spirit of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s words: “By living wages, I mean more than a bare subsistence level—I mean the wages of a decent living.” (1933, Statement on National Industrial Recovery Act).

The living wage was a cornerstone of FDR’s proposed “Second Bill of Rights.” Several decades later, we’re demanding our due! Call 844-266-4612 and tell your Representative to cosponsor Rep. Bobby Scott’s H.R. 15. Click here to see if they’ve already cosponsored the Raise The Wage Act. If not, tell him or her that minimum wage has stagnated, and so has our economy. A living wage would make work pay, and make our economy work. It’s time for us to get the raise we’re due.

We Need To Pressure Congress This Month

Call 844-266-4612 and tell your Representative to cosponsor Rep. Scott’s H.R. 15.
The bill would raise the federal minimum wage until it reaches $15 an hour.
Click here to see if they’ve already cosponsored the Raise The Wage Act.

Click here to help the effort with a generous contribution, and please make it monthly if you can, as this and other campaigns we will be working on will continue through the months ahead. We need the Raise the Wage Act. Once $15 is reached, it would adjust the minimum wage each year to keep pace with growth in the typical worker’s wages, a true Living Wage. It would also phase out the outdated sub-minimum wage for tipped workers, which has been frozen at a meager $2.13 since 1991 and phase out the sub minimum wage for workers under the age of 20.

Join PDA and leading progressive organizers to support this bill and 7 others in the Summer for Progress effort. FDR was right all those years ago. Call 844-266-4612 and tell your Representative to cosponsor Rep. Bobby Scott’s H.R. 15. Click here to see if they’ve already cosponsored the Raise The Wage Act.

In Solidarity,

Mike Hersh for Amos, Mike F, Donna, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Dan, Judy, Dr. Bill, and Bryan Your PDA National Team

P.S. Join us in telling Donald Trump not to shield Joe Arpaio from the consequences of his crimes. Sign and share the petition to oppose Trump’s pardoning of Joe Arpaio. Then call 844-266-4612 and tell your Representative to cosponsor Rep. Bobby Scott’s Raise The Wage Act, H.R. 15. Click here to see if your Representative has already cosponsored the bill. Then please click here to help us keep the pressure on Congress!

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