New York Times Op-ed: As Cities Raise Wages, States Push Back

“The minimum wage in Missouri is $7.70 an hour; in Minnesota, small employers must pay $7.75 and large ones $9.50.... Read more »


The #DefendLocal Map

Wondering who supports the fight to #DefendLocal? This map shows where the nearly 1000 individuals from 43 states and Washington, D.C.... Read more »


Majority of Minnesotans Say Legislature Should Not Preempt Local Wage and Sick Leave Ordinances

According to a recent poll, the majority of Minnesotans are against the State Legislature preventing Minnesota cities from passing local work... Read more »


Some of the organizations and elected officials that have committed to #DefendLocal. You can add your voice to theirs and join our nonpartisan people-powered coalition.

  • Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus
  • States United to Prevent Gun Violence
  • SEIU Florida
  • Equality Florida
  • Florida Immigrant Coalition
  • Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, Washington D.C.
  • Mayor Andrew Gillum – City of Tallahassee, Florida
  • Florida State Representative Shevrin Jones
  • Hawaii State Representative Kaniela Ing
  • Councilmember Mary Sheffield – City of Detroit, Michigan
  • 15th Ward Alderman Megan Ellyia Green – City of St. Louis, Missouri
  • South Dakota State Senator Kevin Killer
  • District 7 Councilwoman Tiffinni Young – City of Dallas, Texas


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