Since 2009, the price of food, gas, utilities, and basic necessities has been rising. In that same period of time, the federal minimum wage has stayed exactly the same. Because of this, workers across the country are struggling now more than ever to make ends meet. $7.25 an hour simply isn’t enough. It’s time for Congress to give America a raise to $10.10.
The “Give America a Raise” bus tour will be traveling through ten states to call on Congress to raise the minimum wage.
Several tour stops will take place outside the offices of members of Congress who are opposing a minimum wage increase and will feature high profile speakers, including U.S. Senators, candidates for statewide office, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
For more information and to get involved at a tour stop near you, go to www.raiseto1010.com.
“Give America a Raise” Bus Tour Route:
March 25th: Nashua, N.H.
March 26th: Corning, N.Y. – Binghamton, N.Y. –
March 27th: Philadelphia, Penn. – Pittsburgh, Penn.
March 28th: Cleveland, Ohio – Columbus, Ohio
March 31st: Chicago, Ill. – Milwaukee, Wis. – Rockford, Ill.
April 1st: Springfield, Ill. – Louisville, Ky.
April 2nd: Charleston, W. Va.
- April 3rd: Leesburg, Va. – Washington, D.C.