Below is an email from Myrna Capaldi, a MoveOn member from Kingston, New York. Myrna created a petition on SignOn.org, the nonprofit site that allows anyone to start their own online petition. If you have concerns or feedback about this petition, click here.
Dear New York MoveOn member,
My name is Myrna, and I'm from Kingston, New York. I am a low-wage worker, making just over the minimum wage—and it's impossible to make ends meet. I wait until 5pm to go grocery shopping, because I can get bread at a discount. I just hope I can provide a better future for my daughter.
The minimum wage in New York is just $7.25/hr. That's just over $15,000 a year. That's a poverty wage, and no family in New York should have to survive on it.
My family, like hundreds of thousands of low wage workers across New York, deserves a raise. And Governor Cuomo has proved he can get his priorities done in Albany. For example, when gambling bigwigs showed up with big contributions for the Committee to Save New York, Gov. Cuomo listened.
Low-wage families don't have millions of dollars, but we need Governor Cuomo's help too. That's why I started a petition to Governor Cuomo on SignOn.org, which says:
Governor Cuomo, please raise New York's minimum wage to $8.50 per hour.
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