Increasing the overall Payroll For Wage and Salary
Let me first start by saying that the minimum wage has sat at $7.25 for almost 13 years. Since 2008! A year after that is when Mike Lee has got elected into office. Ask yourself: "If Mike Lee is re-elected in 2022, how much longer will the minimum wage stay the same?"; this is only a question you can answer.
As your senator, I will work for you, the people. We will increase this minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour; this will help many families and communities. Our people will have a minimum wage to survive. I cannot begin to imagine what a single mother of 6 living on a minimum wage of $7.25 would be like; people do not need to be living in poverty. We should have 'freedom,' freedom to be whom we want to be, freedom to do the things we want to do. I will help those in need, and those are the citizens of Utah. This state will never reach a minimum of $15 unless we step up and fight for it. I am asking you, 'The People,' mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, sons, daughters, to stand with me and let's fight in 2022 and get this wage passed for all Utahns. Together, we are unstoppable. There is no limit to what we can accomplish if we stand together.