Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. has launched a statewide “Raise the Wage” campaign to win voter approval of the November ballot question which would raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $8.25 per hour and include a cost of living adjustment. Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. has partnered with the New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP, Latinas United for Political Empowerment (LUPE) the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and over 240 progressive organizations representing New Jersey’s Latino, African American, Asian, labor, religious, student, women, civic, community, anti-poverty, and retiree populations to the “Raise the Wage” campaign.
Raising the minimum wage offers an opportunity for our state to come together on behalf of low income workers. Fixing the state’s minimum wage offers solutions to a range of challenges that we can all agree need to be addressed, such as rising poverty levels, growing income inequality, and heightened barriers to climbing the ladder of opportunity in New Jersey.
Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. looks forward to working collaboratively with New Jersey’s progressive community partners on our non-partisan “Raise the Wage’ campaign in the coming months and giving New Jersey families the opportunity to vote themselves a long-overdue raise this November. Volunteers are need to register voters so that we as New Jerseyans can vote for a long-overdue raise for working families.
New Jersey’s working families deserve a raise, and this November we will vote for one.