Can we count on your support as we mobilize to raise the minimum wage?

Dec 27 2011
Thank you for everything you’ve been doing for economic justice in this very tough year. We especially thank you for your support for raising the minimum wage. As President Roosevelt advocated during the Great Depression, the minimum wage is “an essential part of economic recovery.” We can’t build a healthy economy when today’s minimum wage has less buying power than the minimum wage of 1956.

More than two out of three Americans support increasing the minimum wage to $10 an hour. Let Justice Roll has led the call for a $10 minimum wage – educating, organizing and reaching millions through the media.

With your help,we can make the $10 minimum wage a reality. Every dollar you contribute today will be matched up to $1,000. And, remember, your donations are tax-deductible.

Since 2005, Let Justice Roll has helped raise the minimum wage in 18 states, including states like Arizona, Colorado, Montana and Ohio that will be getting cost of living increases on January 1. Let Justice Roll played a lead role in breaking the decade-long 1997-2007 stalemate in raising the federal minimum wage above $5.15. We knew that raise was crucial for millions of workers and families living paycheck to paycheck. We also knew it was too little, too late. The federal minimum wage, stuck at $7.25 since 2009, has the same buying power as the $5.15 minimum wage in 1997 at the beginning of the longest period in history without a raise.
“’We believe a job should keep people out of poverty, not in it,’ said Rev. Ken Brooker-Langston. A plant farm owner joined religious and labor leaders to support paying workers more.” - CBS Baltimore spotlighting Let Justice Roll board member Ken Brooker-Langston at launch of campaign to raise Maryland minimum wage.
  • Organizing to raise the minimum wage in the states.
  • New drive for a federal minimum wage increase.
  • New living wage employer project.
  • Updated edition of our widely used toolkit, Resources for Living Wage Worship Services and Community Events. New reports, Living Wage Days events and more. 
“Big company CEOs got a 23 percent raise last year and corporate profits are at record highs. But the minimum wage has less buying power now than in 1956 – the year Elvis Presley first topped the charts, videotape was breakthrough technology and the Dow closed above 500 for the very first time.” - Widely published op-ed by Holly Sklar distributed by McClatchy-Tribune News Service, July 22, 2011.

You can make a secure, tax-deductible contribution online or by mailing a check to Let Justice Roll, P.O. Box 2441, Little Rock, AR 72203. For more information, contact info [at] letjusticeroll [dot] org or Rev. Steve Copley, 501-626-9220.

Many thanks. We wish you a joyous New Year.

P.S. Remember, every dollar you contribute today will be matched up to $1,000.