I am writing this letter because I believe a livable wage bill should be put on the front burner.
I support H.522 which would put the minimum wage up to $12.50/hr. This is a good start towards reaching a livable wage. It would give thousands of Vermonters a chance to access things like mental health services or much needed dental care, both of which are out of my reach and many of your neighbors. Shuffling money from program to program hasn’t worked in the past. This might help to stimulate the economy and give Vermonters a chance to live a more dignified life, and better take care of our families.
Please join me and call your representatives about H.552.