Raising the federal minimum wage is a critical civil rights issue and will make a significant difference in the lives of millions of low-wage workers and their families. Women and communities of color have disproportionately high rates of poverty, so increasing wages would be greatly beneficial both for this population and for the entire nation’s economic recovery.
- African Americans and the Minimum Wage
- Latinos and the Minimum Wage (en español)
- Women of Color and the Minimum Wage
- LGBT workers and the Minimum Wage
National Grassroots Call
Listen to a recording here of our Calling for Justice: Why Raising the Minimum Wage is a Civil and Human Rights Issue.
Join the Conversation
On Twitter, join in using #RaiseTheWage.
Check out and share Wade Henderson's article on Huffington Post, including a slideshow of civil rights leaders, past and present, calling for higher wages.
*More shareable images, with civil rights leaders speaking out on higher wages, can be found here.