It’s time show up and stand up for livable wages in Vermont – join us 11am to tell our legislators that it’s time for a $15 minimum wage!
Over 85,000 workers making under $15 an hour in Vermont. Poverty and inequality are hurting too many Vermonters today, disproportionately women and people of color, and now is the time to show up and tell our elected officials to take bold action and #RaisetheWage!
Join the Raise The Wage coalition to deliver hundreds of postcards to legislators supporting a minimum wage increase. And stay tuned for more updates!
“Powerful corporations use their influence to hold down wages and benefits so working people can’t meet the basics to care for and support their families. By raising the minimum wage so that families can meet the basics, their spending will boost our local economies, create jobs and help our communities thrive,” said Brittany Nevins, co-chair of Rights & Democracy.
The Raise the Wage Coalition consists of a range of organizations including Vermont Interfaith Action, Rights & Democracy VT, Voices for Vermont’s Children, Main Street Alliance of Vermont, SEIU Local 200United, the Working Vermont Labor Coalition, Vermont Workers’ Center, Community of Vermont Elders (COVE), VT Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Green Mountain Self-Advocates, Vermont Legal Aid, the Burlington Fight for 15 coalition, Peace & Justice Center, NASW-VT, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, Hunger Free Vermont, Vermont-NEA, AFT Vermont, Vermont State Employees’ Association – VSEA, Justice For All, Black Lives Matter VT, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council, Vermont Public Health Association, United Valley Interfaith Project, Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights, and the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition.