To: The New York State House, The New York State Senate, and Governor Andrew Cuomo

Raise New York's Minimum Wage

As New York State residents, we strongly urge you to act immediately and do everything in your power to raise New York State's minimum wage to at least $8.75 per hour, and index it to keep pace with inflation.

Why is this important?

At $7.25 per hour, New York’s minimum wage remains decades out of date. With growing numbers of New York State residents relying on low-wage jobs to survive, too many workers do not earn enough to afford basic expenses.

The Senate and Assembly should pass legislation raising the minimum wage to $8.75 per hour and indexing it to rise automatically with the cost of living each year.

Raising the minimum wage is politically popular and morally right. Eighty percent of New York voters support raising the minimum wage.