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Businesses Call for Action as July 24 Marks 12 Years Since Last Federal Minimum Wage Increase

Contact: Cat Ulrich
cat@emccommunications.com, (202) 630-7839

July 20, 2021—Business owners across the country are calling for the $7.25 federal minimum wage to be increased, as July 24 marks 12 years since the last federal minimum wage raise in 2009. This is the longest period without a raise since the federal minimum wage was enacted in 1938 to help workers and businesses recover from the Great Depression.

Business Owners Attend Bill Signing as Delaware Becomes 10th State to Enact $15 Minimum Wage

Contact: Cat Ulrich
cat@emccommunications.com, (202) 630-7839

July 19, 2021—Today, business owners in attendance and throughout Delaware applaud as Gov. John Carney signs Senate Bill 15, raising Delaware’s minimum wage from $9.25 currently to $15 by 2025, and making Delaware the 10th state to enact a $15 minimum wage. Business leaders say that raising the minimum wage will increase consumer spending, strengthen businesses and local workforces, and help build a stronger economy.

Delaware Business Owners Applaud General Assembly for Passing $15 Minimum Wage

Contact: Cat Ulrich
cat@emccommunications.com, (202) 630-7839

June 17, 2021—Today, Delaware business owners applaud the House of Representatives for passing Senate Bill 15 to raise the state minimum wage to $15 by 2025 and urge Gov. John Carney to quickly sign it into law. Business leaders say that raising the minimum wage will increase consumer spending, strengthen businesses and local workforces, and help build a stronger economy.

Business Owners Call for $15 Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Alongside Gov. Wolf, State Legislators

Contact: Cat Ulrich
cat@emccommunications.com, (202) 630-7839

May 26, 2021—Today, Lancaster business owners joined Governor Wolf in calling on state lawmakers to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. Peter Barber, CEO of Two Dudes Painting Company, a residential and commercial painting company, and Jennie Groff, CEO of Stroopies, Inc., a stroopwafel maker and retailer, joined Gov. Tom Wolf, Reps. Patty Kim and P. Michael Sturla, and other advocates at a press conference in support of raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $15 by 2027.

Business Leaders Join Lawmakers to Support Raising Delaware’s Minimum Wage to $15 by 2025

Contact: Cat Ulrich
cat@emccommunications.com, (202) 630-7839

March 8, 2021—Today, Courtney Sunborn, owner of a residential and commercial cleaning service in Lewes, Del., and Alissa Barron-Menza, Vice President of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, joined Sen. Jack Walsh, Rep. Gerald Brady, and community advocates at a press conference in support of legislation to raise Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 by 2025. Business leaders say raising the minimum wage will boost consumer spending, strengthen the workforce and help build a shared economic recovery.

Business Owners Speak in Support of New $15 Federal Minimum Wage Bill

Contact: Cat Ulrich
cat@emccommunications.com, (202) 630-7839

Midwest business owner joins House and Senate leaders today to introduce the Raise the Wage Act; business leaders across the country also voice support for raising the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025

Jan. 26, 2021— Mike Draper, owner of Raygun LLC, a clothing, home goods and printing company headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, joins House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03), incoming Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor and Pensions) Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA), incoming Senate Budget Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) on a press call today in support of the Raise the Wage Act of 2021.

Florida Business Owners Applaud Amendment 2 Win to Raise Minimum Wage

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Florida Business for a Fair Minimum Wage coalition supported nation’s first passage of $15 minimum wage by ballot initiative

Nov. 3, 2020, Miami — Business owners across Florida are celebrating the passage of Amendment 2, saying raising the minimum wage will boost consumer spending, strengthen Florida’s workforce and help the economy. Amendment 2 will gradually raise the state minimum wage, starting in Sept. 2021, to $15 by 2026.

Media Avail: Business Owners Support Amendment 2 to Raise Minimum Wage

CONTACT: Cat Ulrich, cat@emccommunications.com, (202) 630-7839

With polls closing today, business owners across Florida are available to talk about why they support raising the state minimum wage

Nov. 3, 2020 — This Election Day, business leaders in the growing Florida Business for a Fair Minimum Wage coalition are speaking out in favor of Amendment 2, which would gradually raise the state minimum wage to $15 by 2026.

Florida Business Coalition Backing Amendment 2 Grows to More Than 150 Businesses as Voters Head to Polls

CONTACT: Cat Ulrich, cat@emccommunications.com, (202) 630-7839

Oct. 29, 2020, Miami — A growing coalition of more than 150 business owners across Florida is calling for passage of Amendment 2, which would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2026. Florida Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, which includes restaurants, retail, manufacturers, tourism, personal services, construction, and more, says minimum wage increases will boost consumer spending, strengthen Florida’s workforce and help the economy.

New Florida Coalition of Business Owners Backing Amendment 2 Releases Statement Making Business Case for Raising Minimum Wage

Growing Florida Business for a Fair Minimum Wage coalition has over 100 inaugural supporters – from pizza places to Legacy Vacation Resorts

CONTACT: Cat Ulrich, cat@emccommunications.com, (202) 630-7839

Oct. 12, 2020, Miami — A new coalition of Florida business owners and executives – from retailers, manufacturers and cleaning companies to realtors, resorts and restaurants – released a statement today supporting Amendment 2, which would gradually raise the minimum wage, starting in Sept. 2021, to $15 by 2026. Business leaders, who continue to sign on daily, say it will boost consumer spending, strengthen Florida’s workforce and help the economy.