Patriotic Millionaires Celebrate Delaware Minimum Wage Hike, Demand Delaware Senators Support $15

Monday, July 19

For Immediate Release
Monday, July 19, 2021
Contact: Will Whitmire
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Patriotic Millionaires Celebrate Delaware Minimum Wage Hike, Demand Delaware Senators Support $15

If a $15 dollar minimum wage is good enough for workers in Delaware it’s good enough for workers in the rest of the country

Washington, DC – Today, Delaware Governor John Carney signed Senate Bill 15 into law, making Delaware the 9th state to raise its minimum wage to $15 dollars per hour by 2025. Earlier this Summer, the State Assembly, and State Senate voted along party lines to raise the state’s minimum wage. In response, Patriotic Millionaire Marc Baum issued the following statement:

“This is a huge win for the working people of Delaware. A $15 dollar minimum wage in Delaware will not only improve the lives of tens of thousands of workers, it will also give them the means to spend more money in their local economy, boosting the fortunes of every Delawarean. 

While we are thrilled with this clear victory in Delaware, there are still millions of American workers in other states who need a similar raise. In the wake of this bill, Delaware’s Democratic Senators Chris Coons, and Tom Carper must follow the lead of their state and support raising the minimum wage to $15 for every American. If a $15 dollar minimum wage is good enough for workers in Delaware, it’s good enough for workers in the rest of the country. Senators Coons and Carper should follow the lead of their state and go all-in on providing workers with the vital wage increases that they need.” 

For further comments or questions, please contact Will Whitmire at [email protected]

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