Georgia’s current minimum wage is a shamefully low $5.15 an hour.
And the Federal minimum wage is not enough, only $7.25 an hour.
By raising Georgia’s minimum wage to at least $10.10 a hour, and restoring local control to allow cities to raise the wage even higher if voters agree, we would:
- Raise wages for nearly a million Georgia workers
- Lift thousands out of poverty
- Provide a stronger customer base for businesses
- Provide a path to the middle class and self-sufficiency for more Georgians
Women would benefit the most from raising the minimum wage to at least $10.10 an hour.
- About one in four Georgia women (26%) would get a raise.
- Those women would earn an additional $711 million, or $1,434 each per year.
Why not more than $10.10?
- We can get this done. $10.10 is a realistic, achievable proposal that will attract support across party lines.
- It’s a giant step forward. By raising Georgia’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, we will nearly double the State’s current, out-dated wage floor of $5.15.
- It restores local control. Voters at the local level, in cities like Atlanta and Smyrna, could choose to raise the wage even higher.
- A million Georgians would benefit. A million Georgians, including many women and parents, would see an increase in their paychecks.
By voting for Democrat Jen Jordan on November 7, we can build a 21st century economy that is stronger and more fair.
#Flipthe6th and bring Georgia’s economy into the 21st Century!