A Fair And Living Wage
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, . . . neither persons nor property will be safe."Frederick Douglass
What's Happening in NC
Politicians in North Carolina have followed a simple formula over the last few years: slash taxes on big businesses and the wealthy, while making working families pay more in sales taxes and fees. Their regressive tax agenda has been great for billionaires like Art Pope, while senior citizens, small business owners and working families are all struggling.
North Carolina also has a low minimum wage at $7.25/hour ($2.13 for people who earn tips) and there has been an ongoing effort to increase minimum wage across the state. Unfortunately many politicians in Raleigh are opposed to any minimum wage hike, so it's going to take a fight to make it happen