US News: Increasing the minimum wage for the lowest-paid workers will benefit America’s very poor – and very wealthy.

“Higher wages provide the fuel to drive our economy. It’s a simple equation: Higher wages equal increased consumer spending, which makes business grow. The economics of the last 40 years has largely benefited the 1 percent, leaving the middle class and the poor behind. It’s in everyone’s interest to stop this trend.”   More available here

DNC Platform Draft to Include a $15 Minimum Wage

“Democrats believe that the current minimum wage is a starvation wage and must be increased to a living wage. No one who works full time should have to raise a family in poverty. We believe that Americans should earn at least $15 an hour and have the right to form or join a union.”   […]

ThinkProgress: The Conservative Backlash Against Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Victories Sweeping The Nation

“Nineteen states have passed laws blocking local governments from raising the minimum wage above the state level. Some laws, such as Colorado’s, enacted in 1999, have been in place for a long time. However, 11 out of the 19 laws have been enacted since 2013. (There is also some question whether Pennsylvania’s vaguely worded law […]