There are some things that we can all agree on… and I’m not just talking about the Seahawks.
We can all agree that if you work hard, you should be able to put food on the table, support your family, and make ends meet.
The cost of living is rising, and for too many it’s harder and harder to keep up. That’s why we need to raise the minimum wage.
Democrats in Olympia know raising the minimum wage will boost our economy and make it work for everybody. They’ve introduced legislation, House Bill 1355 and Senate Bill 5285, to raise the state minimum wage to $12 an hour — and they have bipartisan support!
That means an extra $347 per month to buy food, pay your rent, clothe your kids, or save up to make your family’s future more secure.
In the State of the Union, President Obama talked about middle-class economics. That’s the idea that our country works best when everybody does their fair share and gets a fair shot at the American dream.
In Washington State, Democrats are committed to the middle class. From working to make sure our schools are fully funded to changing our tax system — which is ranked as the most unfair in the country — Democrats in the legislature want to create an economy that works for everyone, and that includes you and me.