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Support Living Wages in Maryland and Illinois
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Let Justice Roll is working with the Raise Maryland campaign to gradually raise Maryland's state minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10 by 2013, which would infuse an estimated additional one billion dollars into the local Maryland economy.
If you live or work in Maryland, you can help by signing letters in support of this important
Faith Leaders: Sign the Faith Leader Letter in support of raising Maryland's minimum wage.
Businesspeople: Sign the Maryland business statement.
Everyone: Sign the general petition to raise Maryland's minimum wage.
The minimum-wage campaign in Illinois calls for restoring the historic value of the minimum wage ($1.60 in 1968, which is $10.03 in 2010 dollars, adjusted for inflation) with annual increases of 50 cents plus inflation. After its historic value is restored, the minimum wage should be adjusted annually so it does not again fall behind the rising cost of living.
If you live or work in Illinois, you can help by signing letters in support of this important minimum-wage increase:
Faith Leaders: Sign the Faith Leader
Letter in support of raising Illinois's minimum wage.
Businesspeople: Sign the Illinois business statement.
Everyone: Sign the general petition to raise Illinois's minimum wage.
Read more about these campaigns and how you can get involved!