AFSC Calls for a Just Minimum Wage

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Yager and Smith

AFSC’s Martha Yager with Rep. Margie Smith.

AFSC’s Martha Yager (right) with Rep. Margie Smith(left), who was the prime sponsor of a bill which raised New Hampshire’s minimum wage. AFSC’s New Hampshire office helped mobilize community groups to win that victory—and help win a higher federal minimum wage.

Keep the momentum going

AFSC played an important role in raising the federal minimum wage from $5.15 an hour, where it had been stuck for a decade, to $7.25 an hour, where it is now. The increase has benefitted about 13 million workers and their families, many of them women, African American, and/or Latino. Our work is not done. AFSC and our partners in the Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign  are asking Congress to take the next step and raise the wage to $10 an hour. AFSC and Let Justice Roll are also helping campaigns to raise state minimum wages in several states. Workers need a living wage to help lift their families out of poverty and boost the economy.

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AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

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