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A minority of senators stood in the way of giving America a raise

Congress had a chance to raise the federal minimum wage, but a minority of senators—41 in all—are standing in the way.

This is a disappointment for all those of us who care about making sure hard-working Americans get a fair shot, but it's not enough just to be frustrated.

It's time to send lawmakers a message—we're not taking no for an answer.

We're launching a petition to raise the minimum wage, and we want everyone who thinks this is important to sign it—
make sure your name is on it today.

Here's a reality check that sums up exactly why raising the minimum wage is so important: A person who works full time and makes the federal minimum wage earns just $14,500 a year. That's just not enough to make ends meet.

The whole point of the minimum wage is to make sure everyone who works hard and plays by the rules makes enough money to put food on the table, pay the bills, and cover the necessities.

It's been almost five years since the federal minimum wage went up. That's why, in 2014 alone, we've seen five states and the District of Columbia enact minimum wage legislation.

This shouldn't be controversial: Seven out of 10 Americans support raising the minimum wage nationwide.
Sign the petition and tell your friends to add their names too—show your support for a higher minimum wage.

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