Donate Button
Follow us...

Congressional action request

Minimum Wage

Taking Action
The easy way

Understand the issue

Click on the magnifying glass for background information about this issue.

Figure out what to write

Copy the text of the letter if you want to use part or all of it.

If this is a letter to Congress...

Click on the megaphone to choose which representative or senator to write to. Click on their name to bring you to their information page on our site.

Then click on the megaphone on their information page. That will take you to the section of their official website where you can email them.

If this is a comment on a regulation...

Click on the megaphone to go to the comment section of the proposed regulation.

Write it and send it on its way

Simply paste what you copied from our sample letter or comment or write whatever you want.

Get Background Info                   Choose Contact

Sample letter to your representatives in Congress

As your constituent, I am asking you to enact a law to increase the minimum wage so that someone working 40 hours in a week would not need public assistance to afford housing, food, and health care. This minimum wage should include workers who now earn a large part of the income from tips.

This would help not only the 16 million Americans who earn less than that, but most Americans, since less would need to be spent on assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, and the Earned Income Tax Credit - which are paid for with public tax dollars.

Please be aware that studies conducted in the past 15 years overwhelmingly show that increases in the minimum wage do not cause significant loss of jobs or price increases.

                   Tell us if we goofed                                                  Copyright