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States Committed for the Nation Week of Action for Real Prosperity Across America



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During the National Week of Action, legislators across the states will be participating in events and activities that lift up a shared progressive vision for economic security in America. In that vision for our country, more families are joining a thriving middle class than falling out of it -- powering the engine of America's economic growth and national prosperity in the process.

A number of states are making progress on these fronts, such as increasing their respective minimum wage levels and enacting paid leave policies. At the same time, the reality is that too many working families across America are still barely staying afloat or losing ground. The stakes are real. These are among the ways state lawmakers are answering the call and leading the path forward, including their work during the National Week of Action starting on April 7th.

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Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard is taking the Minimum Wage Challenge as part of the National Week of Action for Real Prosperity Across America. “I can think of no greater matter of importance than someone's ability to work and earn a decent wage," Senator Bullard stated. "Let those who would deny it try to live on it for just a week.

 

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As part of the National Week of Action for Real Prosperity Across America, State Senators Jim Ananich (D-Flint) and Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D-Taylor) recently took the minimum wage challenge of trying to buy groceries for an entire week on just $42.

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In advance of Connecticut's history-making minimum wage increase and as part of the National Week of Action for Real Prosperity Across America, Connecticut State Senator Gary Holder-Winfield takes the Grocery Challenge.

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  • Living on Minimum Wage Toolkit
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  • Event with a Business Toolkit 
  • Event with a Worker Toolkit 
  • Event with a Teacher Toolkit
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  • Communications Tips

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