Floridians to Decide Amendment 2/Minimum Wage

A YES Vote on Amendment 2 Raises the Florida Minimum Wage to $15/Hour.

Currently, Florida’s minimum wage is $8.56 per hour. Amendment 2 on the November ballot would incrementally raise Florida’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. Currently, the minimum wage amounts to $17,804 annually, which is far below the poverty level. This wage is not livable, nor does it align with the high cost of living in many parts of the state.

A national study by the Congressional Budget Office estimated that gradually raising the minimum wage to $15 across the country would lift more than 17 million people out of poverty. Those concerned with the affect the raise would have on businesses should know that economists have found that employees reinvest the extra wages into the local economy, by spending more on food, gas, and entertainment – including eating out in restaurants.

One poll indicates that 60 percent of Floridians support Amendment 2. To pass, the law requires 60 percent of Floridians to approve Amendment 2, so your vote counts more than ever. Please voice your support in this election by voting “YES” on Amendment 2 this November.

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