Hoosiers to Rally to Raise the Wage
At Statehouse and Across the State, Working Families and Community Allies Call Upon Governor Pence to Take Executive Action to Raise Wages for Struggling Workers,
Including 37% of Hoosiers Living in Poverty
Indianapolis, IN—Responding to raising prices and stagnant Indiana wages, Hoosier working families and community allies will rally to Raise the Wage on July 24 at the statehouse and in locations in South Bend and Gary.
Participants will protest Indiana's last-place status among neighboring states, pointing out that her near neighbors all have raised the wage on behalf of working families.
The rally is being held on the anniversary of the last federal minimum wage increase nine years ago, at which time the minimum wage was increased only 70 cents.
Statewide Day of Action including rallies in Indianapolis, South Bend and Gary. Indianapolis Rally will feature oversized check delivery to Governor Pence and political theater.
Indiana Statehouse, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis
South Side Steps
Friday, July 24
Members and supporters of the Raise the Wage Indiana Coalition and the Moral Mondays Coalition.
To pressure the governor to raise the minimum wage by executive action because:
- 37% of Hoosiers are struggling to support themselves
- 49% of Hoosier direct care givers and 45% of fast food workers have to rely on some form of public assistance
- Hoosier CEOs make 306 times more than the average Hoosier