We did it! Today, the House of Representatives made history by passing the Raise the Wage Act. This critical bill would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15.00 per hour by 2025. By automatically tying the minimum wage to the median national wage this bill also ensures that the American people never go another 10 years without a raise.
This bill would give 40 million hard-working people larger paychecks – an average of $2,800 for the affected year-round worker. It would reduce income inequality and eliminate the discriminatory tipped wage.
Any way you look at it this is a great victory and should be celebrated, but tomorrow we get back to work. The House was just the first step and now we take on the Senate. We have to let every Senator know that a vote against raising the minimum wage is a clear demonstration that they have no respect for the dignity of working people.
But today let’s enjoy this victory! It would not have been possible without your hard work and the hard work of so many others. Together we can’t be stopped!