Teamsters 117 Local watermark
When we fight, we win!

Sample email to send to Tacoma City Council

Tell Tacoma City Council what it takes to make ends meet.  You can use the sample email below as a template.

Dear Mayor Strickland and Councilmembers Ibsen, Thoms, Walker, Campbell, Lonergan, Woodards, Boe and Mello,

I am writing today in support of the Majority Proposal from the Minimum Wage Task Force, which raises the minimum wage to $15, phasing it in faster for large corporations and businesses.

Increasing the minimum wage to $15 and doing so as fast as possible is critical because it is difficult for Tacoma workers and residents to make ends meet with the current $9.47 minimum wage.

For instance, I make $XX.XX per hour and my typical monthly costs include:

  • Rent: $ XX.XX
  • Groceries: $ XX.XX
  • Utilities: $ XX.XX
  • Transportation/car payment: $ XX.XX
  • Childcare: $ XX.XX
  • Tuition/student loans: $ XX.XX

As you can see, it is extremely difficult to simply get by at my current wage. I am excited to see our city tackle such an urgent issue and I urge you to support a strong minimum wage that will help all workers.