Tuesday, January 30, 2007

(Message from Jessica Hays)

Minimum Wage Lobby Day!
Thursday, February 8

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is launching a focused lobby day to push HB 17, legislation that will

· raise KY’s minimum wage to
· expand its coverage to tipped employees
· index that wage to the cost of living, so it doesn’t flatline again.

We can get this passed! You can make the difference!

No lobbying experience necessary! On-site training!

Quick Facts: Cost-of-living changes since
1997:Food + 23%
Housing + 29%
Medical care + 43%
Child care + 52%
Gasoline + 134%
Minimum Wage has flatlined: 0%

Twenty-nine states and D.C. have raised their minimum wage. Ten of these have laws that index the minimum wage to adjust for cost of living increases. Come share your stories about our need to raise Kentucky’s wage!

We’ll team up to tell legislators our arguments and stories about the need to raise the wage.
If you’re interested in taking part in this lobby day, please contact Jessica Hays at 859.533.0613 or jessicabreen@kftc.org. We’ll meet in the Capitol Annex, Room 113 on Feb. 8 at 9:00, but come when you can!

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