Raise the Wage!

 Kentuckians believe in a fair wage.

House Bill 1, sponsored by Speaker Greg Stumbo, and House Bill 191, sponsored by Representative Will Coursey, would incrementally raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour by 2016, and the tipped-minimum wage from $2.13 to 70 percent of the full minimum wage. Lifting the minimum wage to $10.10 would raise wages for one in four Kentucky workers. It would also benefit 22 percent of the state’s children who have a parent that would be affected, or 228,000 kids.

The bills are now in the Senate State and Local Government Committee. When the two minimum wage bills came up for a committee vote earlier this session, KFTC members worked to deliver testimony that earned broader than expected support. Your voice matters!

Kentucky Jobs with Justice is having a call-in day today, so this is a great time to call your senator and the senators on the State and Local Government Committee with a message of support!

Please call the Legislative Message Line (1-800-372-7181) right now. Ask to leave the following message for your state representative and senator, and the Senate State and Local Government Committee.

Please vote yes for HB 1 and HB 191, to raise the wage for Kentucky’s low-wage and tipped-wage workers!”

The Legislative Message Line is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and until 6 p.m. on Fridays.

Learn more from a new brief from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, and take action today to raise the wage!

 

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