Imagine working 40 hours a week, but still worrying about putting food on the table - or having to choose between paying your housing bill or your heating bill. Imagine working 40 hours a week and barely making enough to live, let alone save or plan for the future. Imagine working full-time and still being poor with no way out or up. Sadly, millions of Americans don’t have to IMAGINE – this is the reality they face every day.
The road from poor to plenty is long, but raising the minimum wage is an important first step in lifting millions of families out of poverty and giving them a chance at a better life.
The last time the minimum wage was enough to support a family was in 1968. Lyndon Johnson was president, and a gallon of gas was 34 cents. Times have changed – and so should wages.
Please join the National Urban League in sending a message to Congress that the time for action is NOW to give millions of working men and women the raise they need.