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Whether you are reading it in the newspaper, hearing about it in the State of the Union address, or participating in state campaigns, you have undoubtedly noticed a lot of buzz about raising the minimum wage. People throughout the country are speaking up about an outrage: a minimum wage that keeps workers in poverty.

Unitarian Universalists have a very important role to play in this national dialogue. We can bring our values to the fore, speak up for the dignity and respect of workers, and make sure that this is seen as a moral issue, not just an economic one.

Now we need action. July 24, 2014, will mark 5 years without a raise to the federal minimum wage and 23 years without a raise to the tipped minimum wage (which is a paltry $2.13 an hour). This is outrageous! And it’s time to change it.

There is a lot to do, and we ask you to do your part — whether as an advocate, consumer, business owner, or worker to help us continue building momentum. Can you commit to do at least two of these actions in the next month? Let us know you're committed.

  • Call the Senate right now at 866-204-2557 and ask them to raise the minimum wage. Senators will be debating the minimum wage in the coming weeks and we need them to hear from you — especially that you support raising the tipped minimum wage.

Ready to help increase the minimum wage? Sign up and let us know we can count on you now and in the future.