#JewsFor15 in California

California Legislature: Pass a $15 Minimum Wage

California could soon become the largest state in the country to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but only if we take action.

After sustained organizing and advocacy from activists, a tentative deal to raise the wage to $15 by 2022 has finally been approved by Governor Brown. Now it’s heading to the California state legislature. But it’s not guaranteed to pass, and our allies are asking us to mobilize our community to help increase the pressure.

Will you take action to show Sacramento that Jewish Californians demand the passage of a $15 minimum wage? Add your name to send a message to your state legislators now.

We only have a short window of time to raise our voices — lawmakers in the Assembly and Senate could send a bill to the Governor’s desk as early as this week.1

The legislation would not only raise the minimum wage, it would also ensure as many as 3 new paid sick days for in-home care providers.2

By working together, we are building on the legacy of our Jewish ancestors, who fought for higher wages, and we are sending a powerful message to elected officials that these issues still matter deeply to our community today.

It’s time to raise the wage for everyone — let’s lead the way for the country and begin to close the growing income gap in America. Send a message to your state Senator and Assembly member right now.

Sources:

  1. The Press Enterprise — BUSINESS: California paves road to $15 minimum wage by 2022 
  2. The Los Angeles TimesGov. Brown hails deal to raise minimum wage to $15 as 'matter of economic justice'

Tell your state legislators to raise the wage in California: