Alliance San Diego is supporting the campaign to raise the minimum wage in San Diego. As part of the Raise Up San Diego coalition, we are backing the San Diego City Council efforts led by Council President, Todd Gloria (CD 3).
The campaign has progressed rapidly and a compromise with small business was recently announced by Council member Gloria to raise the minimum wage in San Diego. The compromise would raise the minimum wage to $9.75 in 2015, $10.50 in 2016, and $11.50 in 2017. Indexing the increase to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) would start in 2019 and there would be no exemptions. (read and see more here: http://bit.ly/1rI8l8b).
Recently, ASD’s Spring Civic Engagement Program (May 5- June 2, 2014) engaged voters on the question of raising the minimum wage. Voters, north and south of Interstate 8, strongly supported raising the minimum wage in the city of San Diego. We talked to more than 5,800 voters and 83% agreed to raising the minimum wage (only 9% said no to the wage increase). It is clear that San Diego residents think more needs to be done to support working class families in San Diego. Raising the minimum wage would increase wages for approximately 172,000 workers locally and put $267 million into their pockets annually.
Ask your city councilmember to support raising the minimum and make it possible for working class folks to take care of their families to call or email their city council member. It’s important that your city councilmember hear from people that support this effort to Raise Up San Diego!
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Please send emails to http://org.salsalabs.com/o/1388/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=15727