The 99% Need a Raise!
Raising the minimum wage is an important step toward an economy that works for all of us, not just the richest 1%. Putting more money in the pockets of ordinary Americans will boost our economy by decreasing income inequality, help small businesses grow, and create jobs.
• The minimum wage can’t support our families. $7.65 an hour, the Arizona minimum wage, amounts to only $15,912 a year. That’s over 30% below the federal poverty line for a family of four.
• We get $7.65. They get 725%. The federal minimum wage hasn’t kept up with inflation, but CEO pay has risen 725% over the last 30 years and 80% of all real income growth has gone to the richest 1% of Americans.
• A fair chance for a better life. If the federal minimum wage had kept up with inflation over the past 40 years, it would be $10.55.
People who work for a living should be able to support their families and live off their wages.
Join Us on the National Day of Action! We’re asking people to sign a petition telling Congress to raise the minimum wage and index it to inflation.
Stand with us!
Tuesday, July 24 from 4 to 6 PM
16th St. & Indian School Rd.
Tuesday, July 24 from 3:30 to 5:30pm
Ronstadt Transit Center, 215 E. Congress
Together, we can end the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us.