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Petition: Support a higher minimum wage

If the minimum wage from 1961 had been adjusted for inflation, it would be $22 per hour today.

Instead, today’s federal minimum wage is just $7.25 per hour — that means today’s minimum-wage earners take home less than one-third of what minimum-wage earners did when JFK took the oath of office.

You don’t have to look any further than Massachusetts to see that a higher living wage helps everyone. But obstructionist Republicans in Congress refuse to allow us to take action.

We need your help to raise the minimum wage. Sign our petition and tell Congress to do what’s right for American families.

It doesn’t matter whether you work in a warehouse in Springfield, on a dock in Gloucester, or in a hospital in Fall River — we all do better when we all do better. I’m standing up for American workers, and I know I can count on you to stand with me.

Thank you for your continued support.

Ed