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This is a day for doing more than one thing at a time. We must denounce and reject the president’s racist demagoguery—without letting him deny attention to today’s extremely important vote on the minimum wage.
This morning, the House will vote on the #RaiseTheWage Act, a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 and lift millions of Americans out of poverty. As a mayor from the industrial Midwest, I know a raise in wages is long overdue. The American people agree.
The #RaiseTheWage Act would give 40 million American workers a raise (that’s two-thirds of America’s working poor, most of whom are people of color) and lift 18 million children out of poverty. In Iowa alone, 63,000 single parents would get a raise.
Wage stagnation is not an accident. Republicans have worked alongside their corporate sponsors for decades to keep pay low while increasing profits. And the GOP tax plan only made it worse by giving 83% of its benefits to the top 1% of earners.
Today, Congress has an opportunity to put people before corporate profits. Americans on both sides of the aisle support a higher minimum wage. No one should work 40 hours in America and live in poverty. It’s time to #RaiseTheWage.
We can do many things at once. This morning that means standing with @IlhanMN and her colleagues in the face of racist attacks—AND standing with her and @HouseDemocrats to #RaiseTheWage today.
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