Raise Michigan is a grassroots effort to tell Lansing politicians it's time to stand up for workers and the economy.
Today, Michigan's minimum wage is only $7.40 per hour. Due to the rising cost of living and tax hikes on low-income workers, this amount is not even enough to afford a two bed-room apartment. Furthermore, study after study shows an increase in families living in poverty and growing income inequality.
Raise Michigan believes if you work full-time, and do your job well, then you shouldn't live in poverty. It's that simple.
Everyone deserves the opportunity to reach a middle class life and provide a secure living for their families. We believe enough is enough, and things need to change. It's time to rebuild an economy that works for us all!
Too many Lansing politicians are failing to realize that businesses and families are hurt by Michigan’s increasing poverty and income inequalities. Protecting workers and families through things like increasing the minimum wage is not only a matter of fairness, it’s the right thing to do for our economy. More money in people’s pockets means more money in the local economy supporting small businesses.
Stand with Michigan workers and your neighbors in holding Lansing accountable; tell them it's time to raise Michigan's minimum wage. The last time hardworking individuals received a raise was in 2006; meanwhile corporate profits are at record highs, cost of living continues to soar, and individuals have seen the largest tax increase in our state's history.