For Immediate Release
January 14, 2019
Contact: Jasmine Leeward, firstname.lastname@example.org, (call or text)
$15 Minimum Wage increase advances out of committee
We are encouraged that SB 1200, sponsored by Sen. Rosalyn Dance, advanced out of committee today. SB 1200 would increase Virginia’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2021.
Tram Nguyen, Co-Executive Director, New Virginia Majority
We need to give working people opportunities, so that they don’t have to make the hard choice between food on the table or a roof over their head. One way to ensure the success of people who live and work in Virginia is a minimum wage that allows them a decent standard of living. The minimum wage bill is long overdue in the Commonwealth and will help pave the way to a more prosperous and equitable Virginia.
New Virginia Majority builds power in working-class communities of color across the Commonwealth. We organize for racial and economic justice through large-scale political education, mobilization and advocacy around dozens of issues. We fight for a Virginia that is just, democratic and environmentally sustainable