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Take Action: Tell Congress to Pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act

A working mom or dad earning minimum wage brings home less than they did over 50 years ago when adjusted for inflation.

That’s wrong.

We have an opportunity to change that with the Fair Minimum Wage Act. The bill would increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, up from $7.25 today, and provide a raise for tipped workers (who’ve been stuck at $2.13 an hour since 1991.)

Just as important, the bill would tie the minimum wage to the rate of inflation so working families earning minimum wage never lose a penny in buying power down the road.

Fair pay means better outcomes. It means more productive workers, a stronger economy and better opportunities for working families.

It’s also the right thing to do.

So join us – let’s call on Congress to pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act this year.


Senator Jeff Merkley









To the U.S. Congress:

It’s time to pass a raise in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and lift millions of hardworking families out of poverty.

I want to live in a country where a full time job means you don’t live in poverty. Please pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act without delay.

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Meet Jeff Merkley

Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker.Jeff Merkley and Family As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.

Connect with Jeff Meet Jeff Merkley

Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker. As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.