In his State of the Union, President Obama shined the national spotlight on several economic populist ideas that Elizabeth Warren and other progressives have long fought for.
A major moment came when the president called on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
Next week, progressive challengers across the nation will bring local TV crews to the offices of congressional Republicans and deliver a petition demanding they support raising the minimum wage.Can you sign the petition today? Then, forward this petition to others.
We're working directly with Senate and House candidates from Wisconsin, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Maine, California, Iowa, and elsewhere on this effort.
Media will be invited to the local petition deliveries -- and the more people who sign on, the bigger our impact will be. Sign here.
President Obama deserves credit for talking about the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us. As worker productivity rises, we’ve seen wages stay the same and CEO bonuses go up.
Raising the minimum wage would create jobs by rewarding people properly for their work and allowing them to spend more in our economy. This is “middle-out economics,” not the failed “trickle-down economics” of the past.
Do you agree that over 20 million American deserve a raise? Sign our petition demanding congressional Republicans support raising the minimum wage.
Thanks for being a bold progressive.
-- Laura Friedenbach, PCCC Press Secretary
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