by David Biklen
The bill (House Bill 6208) calling for a $15/hour minimum wage for CT low-wage workers is in the legislature and has been referred to the Appropriations Committee for consideration. The proposal is supported by the CT Conference of the United Church of Christ (see the Annual Meeting Resolution passed in 2016) and by over several hundred members and friends of Immanuel Congregational Church and four other Hartford-area UCC congregations. The proposal is also going to be considered as a resolution at the UCC Annual Synod this July in Baltimore.
Although the proposal has over 40 legislator cosponsors, including the Democratic leader of the Senate, there is still considerable disinterest or outright opposition. It is important that you email members of the Appropriations Committee with your support. Your message can be as simple as "I am XXX living YYY and I urge you to support HB 6208 concerning increasing the minimum wage for low wage workers in Connecticut."
The list of members of the Appropriations Committee can be found here together with email addresses. Pick out legislators who represent your district or who you know, or simply send your message to any legislators on the list. Legislators need to hear that you care about this proposal. Thanks.
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