FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2019
Contact: Kaleb Harmon
kaleb@lademo.org

Louisiana Democratic Party on GOP Obstruction of Minimum Wage

BATON ROUGE, LA On Tuesday, the Louisiana Democratic Party released a statement surrounding GOP pushback on SB 155, a bill that provides for a constitutional amendment to establish a statewide minimum wage. If passed, SB 155 would allow the people of Louisiana to vote on a minimum wage increase for the state.

“This isn’t a Democratic or Republican issue – this is a Louisiana First issue,” Stephen Handwerk, Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party said. “ Will our Republican legislators stand with an overwhelming majority – over 80% –  of Louisianians who want an increase to our minimum wage – or will they deny voters the right to vote on this critical matter? Nowhere in Louisiana is it possible to live on $7.25 and raising that is a central issue to Louisiana’s future and we will make sure every voter knows exactly who voted against this!”

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The Louisiana Democratic Party endorsed initiatives to raise Louisiana’s minimum wage back in March.

SB 155 creates a constitutional amendment that would allow the people of Louisiana to vote on a $9/hour minimum wage.

Louisiana is among the top 5 states for employees currently on or under the federal minimum wage.

In a recent poll by LSU, 81% of Louisiana’s population supports a minimum wage increase in Louisiana.

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