Giving Oregonians a Raise
It’s not right that an Oregonian who works hard all day long should raise her kids in poverty.
Most minimum wage workers in Oregon are women, and a large number of them have kids. Right now Oregon spends $1.7 million a year on food and shelter subsidies for low income people, and a lot of those people work.
At a time when corporations are earning more profit than ever, we need to make sure that Oregonians who work hard all day long earn fair wages. That is why I am co-sponsoring a bill to move Oregon’s minimum wage to $15/hour over a period of years. Last week I testified in support of this bill at a press conference you can watch here. I hope you will join me in supporting this important bill.