“Raise the Wage”
“No one should work full time and live in poverty.”
This song from Damian Washington, the person behind the “STFU (Stop Catcalling Anthem)” spreads the message to raise the minimum wage.
“Pay America’s Workers A Livable Wage!
(1) Many minimum wage earners are adults who are major breadwinners for their families;
(2) had the minimum wage fifty years ago merely kept up with inflation it would be over $15 today;
(3) when these giant corporations don’t pay living wages the rest of us pay Medicaid and food stamps to help these families stay out of poverty;
(4) a $15 living wage puts more money into the pockets of people who will spend it, thereby creating more jobs, not fewer.”
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW