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.