Raise the Wage - Rights & Democracy NH

It's Time to Raise the Wage

Raise Up NH is a project of the New Hampshire Alliance for a Moral Economy, a coalition of faith, labor, and grassroots community organizations convened by the Granite State Organizing Project.

Raise Up NH coalition members include: Granite State Organizing ProjectAmerican Friends Service Committee of NHSEIU Local 1984- NH State Employees AssociationAFL-CIO of New HampshireRights & Democracy NHUnited Valley Interfaith ProjectCampaign for a Family Friendly EconomyThe Economic Justice Caucus of the NH LegislatureUU ActionThe Economic Justice Mission Group of the United Church of ChristThe Sisters of MercyPoor People’s Campaign of NHNH Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health

Learn more about Raise Up NH in this piece from New Hampshire Public Radio.

185 signatures


No one who works full-time should live in poverty.

We the undersigned believe that New Hampshire’s minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is a poverty wage and should be gradually raised to $15 an hour by 2024.

New Hampshire is the only state in New England that has not raised the minimum wage in 10 years. We call on New Hampshire’s House of Representatives, Senate, and Governor to Raise the Wage.

If you have a story about your struggles with low wages, feel free to leave them in the comments field when you sign the petition. Or, email Kathy Staub at Rights & Democracy: kathy@radnh.org



Will you sign?

  • Barbara D. Reed
    signed 2018-10-14 06:13:33 -0400
    The current generalized business practice of not employing workers for 40 hours per week so that benefits don’t have to be paid makes it very hard for workers to have enough income to live on unless they work multiple jobs. This practice also means that workers don’t have access to healthcare or good child care. Minimum wage workers make $290/week @ $7.25/hour for 40 hours and this is before taxes. That is an annual income of $15, 080. Most apartments these days are $800/month ($9600/year). That leaves $5480 for EVERYTHING else. How is this fair when many businesses are making big profits?
  • Lisa Cote
    signed 2018-10-14 01:58:50 -0400
  • Marcia Kayser
    signed 2018-10-13 22:17:31 -0400
  • David McCloskey
    signed 2018-10-13 12:24:03 -0400
  • Nancy Nordstrom
    signed 2018-10-13 08:44:28 -0400
    Nancy Merz Nordstrom
  • Shelley Kesselman
    signed 2018-10-12 18:37:48 -0400
  • Betty Arel
    signed 2018-10-12 18:29:41 -0400
  • Terri O'Rorke
    signed 2018-10-12 18:29:11 -0400
  • Denise Clark
    signed 2018-10-12 18:00:04 -0400
    Denise M. Clark
  • Teri Peters-Sheldon
    signed 2018-10-12 17:52:11 -0400
  • Karen Johnson
    signed 2018-10-12 17:35:22 -0400
  • Catherine Sofikitis
    signed 2018-10-12 17:33:31 -0400
  • Michelle Ramauro
    signed 2018-10-12 17:30:50 -0400
    Michelle Ramauro
  • Jean Bernard
    signed 2018-10-12 16:22:00 -0400
    Jean M Bernard
  • Linda Harriott-Gathright
    signed 2018-10-12 16:21:50 -0400
    I am for having a liveable wage. Let’s do it NH! Raise the wage!
  • Jim Giddings
    signed 2018-10-12 16:08:28 -0400
  • Virginia Moloy
    signed 2018-10-12 16:05:24 -0400
    Virginia Moloy
  • Pat Brady Martin
    @PatMartin4NH tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-12 15:03:26 -0400
    Please sign the petition to raise the minimum wage. http://www.radnh.org/raise_the_wage?recruiter_id=108726
  • Patricia Martin
    signed 2018-10-12 15:02:39 -0400
  • Diane Leuschner
    signed 2018-10-12 15:02:20 -0400
  • Faye O'Neill
    signed 2018-10-12 14:33:19 -0400
  • Jan Heirtzler
    signed 2018-10-12 14:08:22 -0400
    It’s a myth that it’s only students and those on their first jobs who work for minimum wage. What the current minimum wage does do is keep hard workers in poverty no matter how hard they work, which leads to feelings of helplessness and despair and contributes to the opiod crisis. Everyone does better when everyone does better: people making a poverty wage aren’t able to contribute to the economy the way those making a higher wage can.
  • Max Gilpatrick
    signed 2018-10-12 13:13:06 -0400
  • Eileen McCarthy
    signed 2018-10-12 12:13:25 -0400
  • Brian White
    signed 2018-10-12 08:32:11 -0400
  • Stephanie Richards
    signed 2018-10-12 08:30:00 -0400
  • Sarah Mae Brown
    @SarahBrownGA tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-12 01:19:56 -0400
    Sign the petition: It's Time to Raise the Wage http://www.radnh.org/raise_the_wage?recruiter_id=113582
  • Sarah Brown
    signed 2018-10-12 01:19:41 -0400
    Sarah Brown
  • Tara Haarlander
    signed 2018-10-09 15:43:53 -0400
  • Catherine Behrens
    signed 2018-10-09 14:50:32 -0400
    Catherine Behrens


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