#JewsFor15 in New York

New York Senate: Pass a $15 Minimum Wage

The New York state legislature will soon be voting on a $15 minimum wage increase. Right now, the measure is not guaranteed to pass, and our allies in the Fight For $15 coalition are asking us to mobilize our community to help increase the pressure.

Will you take action to show Albany that Jewish New Yorkers demand the passage of a $15 minimum wage and union rights? Add your name to send a message to your state senator now.

We only have a short window of time to raise our voices — the legislature plans to vote on the proposal by April 1 and they need to hear from you first.

If passed, New York would be the first state in the country to enact a $15 minimum wage. New York has been at the forefront of the national fight to raise wages since fast food workers began walking off the job in protest of low wages and poor working conditions in 2012. Just a few years later, and cities like Seattle, L.A. and San Francisco have passed $15 an hour ordinances, and last summer Governor Cuomo announced that the state would raise wages for fast food workers.

We need to let our state senators know that they should do everything in their power to ensure that this proposal passes. If passed it would be a huge victory in the fight to make sure that no one who works full time lives in poverty.

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 right now.

Tell your state senator to raise the wage in New York: