Raising Minimum Wage
The value of minimum wage is currently about twenty percent less than it was in 1981. The minimum wage helps support family incomes, while reducing inequality and poverty. Raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour would benefit a wide range of families. New estimates from the Council of Economic Advisers find that when it is fully phased in, 28 million workers would see a raise, including 19 million making less than $10.10 and another 8 million with wages just above $10.10 who would benefit from the ripple effect. These wage increases would be progressive with nearly half of the benefits going to households making under $35,000, but they would also benefit millions of middle class families.
An extensive body of research suggests that giving a raise to lower-income workers reduces turnover and raises morale, and can thus lower costs and improve productivity. If you support the increase in minimum wage, now is the time to contact your state senators and congressman.
Early Head Start students celebrated Dr.Seuss's birthday by creating cat in the hat art work with their parents.
The Early Head Start program provides comprehensive services to pregnant mothers and children from birth to 3 years old in recognition of growing evidence that the earliest years matter a great deal to children's growth and development.
To find out more information on the Early Head Start program or to enroll visit the Early Head Start web page under the programs.