The Rural Patriot

October 23, 2006

7 Days @ Minimum Wage

The ALF-CIO and ACORN are sponsoring the video blog “7 Days @ Minimum Wage”. For the next seven days, we will post their link. Please click this link and watch the video.

7 Days @ Minimum Wage brings you 7 real people with 7 real stories of living on the minimum wage, hosted by Roseanne Barr and sponsored by the AFL-CIO and ACORN.

On Day 1, Denver couple Paul Valdez and Susan Windham tell their story of living on the minimum wage. Paul receives $35 for a full day’s labor in back-breaking construction work.

Tell Congress: It’s Time for a REAL Vote to Raise the Minimum Wage – Send a letter to tell your U.S. representative and senators that when they get back to work after the election, they must put a clean vote to raise the minimum wage at the top of their agenda.

If you have friends or family members in Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Montana, Nevada and Ohio, please ask them to vote “YES” on November 7 to raise their state’s minimum wage rate. And please, watch the videos for the next seven days.

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