EqualityMaine endorses Question 4 - Fair Wage Maine
EqualityMaine is endorsing Question 4, which would raise the minimum wage to $12 per hour by the year 2020.
The unfortunate reality is that biased attitudes and discrimination limit the economic opportunities available to many LGBT people; as a result, low-wage jobs and limited access to high-paying jobs contribute to disproportionate rates of poverty in our community.
The impact is staggering: recent studies have shown that LGBT couples raising children are twice as likely to live at the poverty line compared to non-LGBT parents, and transgender people are nearly four times as likely to have a household income under $10,000 per year compared to the population as a whole.
While our work to combat the bias and discrimination that perpetuate these disparities is ongoing, raising the minimum wage would make an immediate and significant difference for members of our community who are struggling.
VOTE YES ON 4!
For more info, visit: http://fairwagemaine.com.