In an editorial printed just days before Election Day, the Star-Ledger made it clear that the right choice for voters this November 5th is to vote “Yes” on Ballot Question #2 to raise the minimum wage. In their view, “this is not a close call. It’s past time to give these underpaid workers some relief.”
The endorsement, from our state’s largest newspaper, dispelled many of the myths that a minimum wage hike would kill jobs or only impact teenagers and explained how an increase is important to lifting families out of poverty, addressing income inequality, and restoring the concept of economic mobility. The Star-Ledger article which you can read HERE follows recent endorsements from both the Daily Journal and Courier Post.
The level of support for the minimum wage increase has been truly astounding. In addition to newspaper endorsements, a total of 23 local and county governments around the state have stepped up and passed resolutions in support of the minimum wage. You can find a list of those resolutions HERE.
Many moving news stories have also appeared in print. One in particular told the story of what it is like to live on $7.25 per hour from the perspective of New Jersey workers. You can read this Star-Ledger article HERE.
With only eight days left until Election Day, we urge you to share these stories with all of you friends and family so that we can ensure approval of Ballot Question #2 on November 5th. Thank you for all you are doing to make this campaign a success.