Raising the minimum wage is an important step toward an economy that works for everyone, not just the richest 1%.
Putting more money into the pockets of ordinary Americans is a no-brainer. If we reduced income inequality, we'd boost our economy. Small businesses would grow and hire, and we'd put people back to work.
According to a new report published by the Economic Policy Institute, raising the federal minimum wage would increase the national GDP by $25 billion, generating an increase in California of over $2.4 billion in additional income for its 3,143,095 million affected workers while creating 11,300 new jobs.
In California alone, it would mean an increased wages of $654 per year. If you were making $15,080 a year and sustaining a family, can you imagine what that would mean for you?
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