Below is an email from Ed Dunn, a MoveOn member who 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 MoveOn member,
Paying a living wage would solve many problems in America. Over half of the poor in this country work, yet they need government services such as food stamps and Medicare. We can turn these folks into taxpayers rather than people needing our tax dollars. We should stop subsidies to businesses that pay poverty wages.
Give work dignity by paying people a fair and just wage. We all do better when everyone is doing better.
That's why I created a petition on SignOn.org to Congress and President Barack Obama, which says:
Cut poverty in half by paying a living wage. End the subsidies to businesses that pay poverty wages.
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