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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

Minimum Wage

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.

Report

Improving Wages, Improving Lives: Why raising the minimum wage is a civil and human rights issue

"Improving Wages, Improving Lives: Why raising the minimum wage is a civil and human rights issue" seeks to raise awareness among the civil rights and other communities about the need for stronger minimum wage policy to advance equity and fair pay for individuals and families struggling in low-paying jobs. We hope our members and partners throughout the country benefit from the report’s narrative and associated resources to advance their respective work.

Fact Sheets

Advocacy Letters

Protect Working Families: Vote for the Minimum Wage Fairness Act (S. 2223)

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.

Shareable Graphics

*More shareable images, with civil rights leaders speaking out on higher wages, can be found here.

Other Resources

AFL-CIO Executive Paywatch

Economic Policy Institute

National Employment Law Project

National Women's Law Center

RaiseTheMinimumWage.com

raiseto1010.com

Our Members