Pledge Your Support to Raise the Minimum Wage

Sen. Jeremy Nordquist has sent out the following message to rally support from Nebraskans to RAISE THE MIMINUM WAGE! Please read the email and click the link and...

Pledge Your Support to Raise the Minimum Wage

Nebraska’s current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. At this wage level, a worker working 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, earns $15,080. This is below the federal poverty line for families of two or more.

In 2012, 32,000 hourly workers in Nebraska earned the minimum wage.

In 2012, Nebraska had the 2nd highest percent of hourly workers earning at or below minimum wage when compared with surrounding states.

The current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour has not been increased in four years and has not kept pace with inflation. Help us raise Nebraska's minimum wage to affirm the dignity of hard work, lessen reliance on public assistance, and rebuild the middle class.

Getting this important issue on the ballot will take a lot of effort and resources. We need volunteers to help us collect signatures to qualify a minimum wage increase for the November 2014 ballot. By making a pledge of support today we will be one step closer to making work pay in Nebraska. Nebraska voters deserve the opportunity to weigh in on this critical issue affecting working families, our economy, and our state budget. Click HERE to make the pledge!

Will you pledge to collect signatures?

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