We Can Do Better: Raise the State and Federal Minimum Wage to $10/hr
  • Petitioning Individuals, Employers, Each State's Dept of Labor, U.S. Government

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Individuals, Employers, Each State's Dept of Labor, U.S. Government

We Can Do Better: Raise the State and Federal Minimum Wage to $10/hr

    1. SaVonni Yestanti
    2. Petition by

      SaVonni Yestanti

      Wichita, KS

Many individuals are working and still needing to utilize various assistance programs in order to make ends meet. This  should not have to happen.

Assistance programs are often frowned upon. This generally renders them ineffective at solving the poverty and homelessness issues that exist within our country. Moreover, many individuals can not retain their dignity when seeking help to survive, which causes many who genuinely need help to bypass seeking assistance. It's not a secret that doing so often causes more problems; for the individual and society in general.

We live in a country that has more resources and higher corporate profit margins than our counterparts in the rest of the world, yet we pay our workers less per hour than even our Northern Neighbor, which has had to deal with its own economic issues (See Your State's Minimum Wage). Because of this, no adult person in the United States should be subjected to earning less than $10/hr for the work that they are willing to do.

We  can do better; Our Country Can Do Better. Are you willing to help us get there?

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    Reasons for signing

    • william lieberman SANTA ROSA, CA
      • 8 months ago

      In 1972 minimum wage was 1.65 an hour ,gasoline was .39 cents a gallon a candy bar .05 and .10 cents you could buy a 3 bedroom house in california for around 20,000 now minimum wage has increased 4.8 times , gasolinne price is holding at 9 times of the 1972 price and as much as 12.5 times the price . A candy bar has increased between 10 and 30 times the amount of the 1972 price . A 3 bedroom home in california has increased to 15 times as much . you take these statiistics into consideration and minimum wage if following the increase in cost of living should be at least 16.50 dollars per hour

    • Danielle ambrose SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      As i get older and have diffaculty finding a job ingeneal, I am finding moreand more jobs are hiring @ mn. wage. I have been working for minamum wage for nerly 2 years and could not have made it without help. There is NOWAY with the price of gas and foodthat i could support myself-God forbid I have children!! Well, then at least i would be able to get assistance! If you are a single person with no assistance form anyone- even $10.hr. puts you on the street! Raise Min. Wage in accordance with the inflation rate- what a concept!!!

    • Mia Jensen LINCOLN, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Think tanks say the minimum wage should be raised to $12.00/hr. http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/11/19/studies-on-both-sides-say-to-increase-the-minimum-wage/

    • Derek Ward ORLANDO, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      who can live on less then $10/hr anyway??

    • Megan Ashley DENVER, CO
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is critical to the stability of our nation. People struggle every day to make ends meet causing stress, fear, problems in their relationships, mental health issues, addictions, credit issues, homelessness, etc. More people would be able to live a bit more comfortably therefore improving the quality of their life and ultimately their community.


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