‘Tired of Waiting’ for Politicians, Voters Put Minimum Wage on Ballot in Four States (from @Truthdig)

4 Nov

“We all know that our economy is broken. We have seen that elected officials are just failing to do anything about it,” said Jonathan Schleifer, executive director of The Fairness Project. (Wisconsin Jobs Now/cc/flickr) 

 

Voters, “tired of waiting” for federal lawmakers, will soon be casting their ballot in Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington to raise the grossly inadequate minimum wageand, advocates hope, raise the standard of living for roughly 2.1 million Americans.

While none of the four ballot measures goes so far as to call for the $15 an hour wage that has been the rallying cry of the low wage worker movement and which became a pillar of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, the initiatives signify a determination among Americans that it is high time to demand “an economy that can work for everyone.”

“We all know that our economy is broken. We have seen that elected officials are just failing to do anything about it,” said Jonathan Schleifer, executive director of The Fairness Project. “The best way for us to make the changes that impact working Americans immediately is not to wait for politicians to figure this out but for us to support ballot measures that allow voters to speak out.”

 

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Source: ‘Tired of Waiting’ for Politicians, Voters Put Minimum Wage on Ballot in Four States (from @Truthdig)

 

Now it needs to be 18 they already factored in the 15 it’s been 5 years………The rigged system holds no future for the 99% a political revolution does.

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The rigged system holds no future for the 99% a political revolution does.

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