Family Economic Success Update: Minimum Wage Action Alert

Minimum Wage: Call Your Senators

Efforts to increase Connecticut's minimum wage are still alive and need your help.

The House of Representatives has approved a plan to increase minimum wage by 50 cents over two years.  The plan is a compromise that does not call for future increases to occur with inflation, but Governor Dannel Malloy has said he will sign it.

Please -Click here to find your Senator and call today to tell him or her you support increasing the minimum wage!

Research and experience shows that increasing the minimum wage helps the economy and does not result in job loss. It's actually an economic stimulus, as people and families have more money to spend in their communities.

 The current $8.25 per hour is just not enough for anyone.  Now IS the time.

Click here to see if your State Representative voted in favor of increasing the minimum wage, and here to find out their contact information to thank them.  

More coverage is at CT News Junkie:Minimum wage Clears House, But Senate Could Pose Hurdle

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