CATA: ACTION ALERT! Tell Your Assembly Representative to Vote Yes to Raise the Minimum Wage!
Right now there is a proposal in the New Jersey Legislature to increase the state minimum wage to $8.50 for all workers. We at CATA, the Farmworkers' Support Committee, support this legislation, as it would directly affect many of our members. While $8.50 is not a living wage, it still would make a positive difference in the lives of farmworkers and all low-wage workers around the state.
We recently received notice that the bill will be voted on in the Assembly , May, 24!
The bill number is Assembly Bill A2162. You can read it at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2012/Bills/A2500/2162_I1.HTM
Please call your assemblyman/woman and urge them to vote YES on the bill. The message becomes stronger if they hear from their own constituents. You can look up your assembly representative at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/districtnumbers.asp.
"Hi, my name is __________. I'm calling from (city/town; mention an organization if you represent one or are a member of one). I'm calling to ask Assemblyman/woman ________ to vote YES on Assembly Bill 2162. This bill would raise the minimum wage to $8.50 and benefit working people all over New Jersey. Thank you."
Thank you for all your support! Sigue la lucha!
El Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas / Farmworkers' Support Committee