Across the country, people are fighting back against rising income inequality, and we have an opportunity to bring the fight here to Washington. Raise Up Washington, a coalition of concerned Washingtonians and labor, faith, and community groups including our Union, is launching a statewide ballot initiative to support working people. Initiative 1433 would raise Washington State’s minimum wage from $9.47 to $13.50 and allow workers to earn paid sick and safe leave, phased in over four years.
Together, we can ensure that no one who works full-time has to raise a family in poverty, but it’s going to take all of us working together to make it happen. Will you join thousands of working people across Washington who are helping collect signatures to put I-1433 on the ballot?
YES! I’ll help Raise Up Washington in 2016!
In most places in Washington State, neither individuals nor families meet basic needs working full-time at the current minimum wage. With your help, Washington voters will have the opportunity to vote YES on I-1433 to raise wages and provide common sense paid sick leave.
The wage increase would be phased-in over four years, beginning at $11 in 2017, $11.50 (2018), $12 (2019), and $13.50 in 2020. The measure also would allow workers to earn one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked, so workers can take care of themselves and their family when sick without fear of being fired or losing a day’s wage.
The campaign is organizing volunteers across the state to gather signatures at stores and farmers markets, or simply to gather from friends and family.
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I look forward to working with you! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 206-441-4860.