9to5 California says “It’s Time for a Raise.”
Did you know that 2/3 of minimum wage workers are women? That’s 20 million women who need a raise – and another 10 million men. If the value of the minimum wage today was what it was worth in 1968, it would be $10.67/hour! What happened?
Congress is home for August recess. We want to bring home to them the urgency of raising the federal minimum wage right away – to $10.50/hour this year! Help us get back to 1968. Here’s how!
9to5 Bay Area is sponsoring a Town Meeting on August 31st, Saturday, at 2 PM, at the Alum Rock Library in San Jose, CA. We have Invited congressional representatives from the Santa Clara County area are Mike Honda, Zoe Lofgren, and Anna Eshoo – to come hear community members voice concerns. The event is free.
We invite all 9to5 members and friends to sign petition-Summons for August San Jose Town Meeting. When you have signed it, get signatures from friends and neighbors on the back and send it to 9to5 before the end of August.
For more information, please see the excellent, short video here.
Not in San Jose? Join us the following week in Los Angeles for another Town Meeting.