A new video is airing across New Jersey urging voters to head to the polls on Nov. 5 to Raise the Wage.
The advocacy group Working Families United for New Jersey is out with an ad that educates voters on Question 2 that would raise minimum wage across the state by $1.00 an hour and allow for cost of living adjustments.
The new ad from Working Families United for New Jersey pushes voters to follow their hearts with a stirring 30 second ad that urges citizens to vote their conscience.
(Watch video: http://youtu.be/caETh4pyCmQ)
In sharp contrast to the recent “No on 2” videos, Working Families United for New Jersey implores voters to “Vote Yes on Ballot Question # 2” by portraying the common sense scenarios that would make the average citizen vote in favor of raising the minimum wage.
Although polls show voters overwhelmingly support raising the minimum wage in New Jersey, backers of Question 2 have recently increased their efforts to further ensure the measure passes this November.
Earlier this month, 37 billboards in key markets of Newark, New Brunswick, Jersey City and Plainfield are up reminding voters to “Vote Yes” on Question 2.
Asking New Jersey residents to “improve the economy” and “raise the minimum wage,” the billboards implore citizens to vote in favor of Question 2 on next month’s general election while also reminding them about the importance of the November 5th general election.
There are an estimated 400,000 workers in New Jersey making minimum wage. Working Families United for New Jersey debuted a new website that makes the argument that wages for New Jersey’s lowest earners should rise by $1.00 per hour while allowing for an annual cost of living adjustments.
In September, the group produced several videos featuring a New Jersey woman’s attempts at living on minimum wage.
(Watch video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQdlxpSX_-k)
Despite a cost of living that is nearly 30 percent higher than the national average, New Jersey is tied for having the lowest minimum wage rate. The New Jersey legislature voted to raise the minimum wage in 2005; however, proponents of the minimum wage hike say the minimum wage has not kept pace with the cost of living in the state.
Now the issue of raising the minimum wage in New Jersey is up to voters.
The Question 2 ballot measure would raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25 per hour and allow for cost of living increase adjustments.
For more information on raising the minimum wage in New Jersey, please visit www.raisethewagenj.org.
Raise the Wage
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SOURCE: Working Families United for New Jersey
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