Raise The Wage Challenge - Rights & Democracy VT

Minimum Wage Challenge!

Screen_Shot_2018-03-14_at_2.43.22_PM.png-- Tuesday, March 20th - Tuesday March 27th --

Raise the Wage champion legislators, advocates, activists, and participating community members will spending one week voluntarily setting aside their salaries and living on $10.50 an hour (VT's minimum wage) to highlight the issue of poverty wages in our state.  

RSVP below to join the challenge!  

How to do the minimum wage challenge:

  • Step 1: Choose whether you are doing the challenge single or married, sharing a house or living alone
  • Step 2: Fill in your budget for the week on the Budget Tracker Template (Either make a copy to edit in Google Sheets or Download as an Excel file and edit on your device)
  • Step 3: Come to the press conference Tuesday 3/20 9:15-9:45am (Cedar Creek Room, VT Statehouse, Montpelier)
  • Step 4: Starting Tuesday 3/20, track your expenses in your own spreadsheet to see whether you’re staying within your budget.
  • Step 5: Take a picture, Tweet or do a live video each day with a thought or struggle using hashtags #VTWageChallenge, #vtpoli, #RaiseTheWage
  • Step 6: End participation on Tuesday, March 27th, or earlier if you've run out of money -- email shay@radvt.org and isaac@radvt.org with your results!  Also post about it on social media (#VTWageChallenge, #vtpoli, #RaiseTheWage)

*If you're doing the challenge - Use this spreadsheet to help you track your expenses throughout the week. (Either make a copy to edit in Google Sheets or Download as excel file and edit on your device)

More than 25,000 working Vermonters currently live on the minimum wage today, and more than 70,000 would benefit from a $15 an hour minimum wage. We have an important opportunity to raise the minimum wage to a livable wage this legislative session. But, we need to educate the public and more legislators and counter the “blame the victim” mentality that often permeates our discussion about wealth inequality in this country.

Post up your experiences, photos, & videos on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #VTWageChallenge, #vtpoli, and #RaiseTheWage

Participating Legislators:

House Majority Leader Jill Krowinski, Deputy Majority Lead Tristan Toleno, Representatives Chip Troiano, Mary Howard, Joey Donovan, Helen Head, Susan Buckholz, Tom Stevens, Jay Hooper, Diana Gonzalez, Selene Colburn, Barbara Rachelson, Curt McCormack, Diane Lanpher, Cindy Weed and Ann Pugh.  Senators Becca Balint, Alison Clarkson, and Debbie Ingram

WHEN
March 20, 2018 at 9:15am - March 27, 2018
WHERE
Vermont
CONTACT
Isaac Grimm · · 8027677479
24 RSVPS
Ethan Sonneborn Kara Casey Brenda Keith Michelle Fay Christine Hallquist Gillian Franks Daniel William Barlow Emma Schoenberg Kate Larose Ashley Hill Rachel B. Kauppila Elise Greaves Melissa Battah Rachel Batterson Kim Kie Sandra Paritz Kim Kie Dan Herman Diana Gonzalez Annie Wohland Isaac Grimm Selene Colburn Shay Totten Kate Logan

Who's RSVPing

Ethan Sonneborn
Kara Casey
Brenda Keith
Michelle Fay
Christine Hallquist
Gillian Franks
Daniel William Barlow
Emma Schoenberg
Kate Larose
Ashley Hill
Rachel B. Kauppila
Elise Greaves
Melissa Battah
Rachel Batterson
Kim Kie
Sandra Paritz
Kim Kie
Dan Herman
Diana Gonzalez
Annie Wohland
Isaac Grimm
Selene Colburn
Shay Totten
Kate Logan

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  • Ethan Sonneborn
    rsvped 2018-03-20 16:51:18 -0400
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  • Christine Hallquist
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  • Gillian Franks
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  • Daniel William Barlow
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  • Emma Schoenberg
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  • Kate Larose
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  • Ashley Hill
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  • Rachel B. Kauppila
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  • Melissa Battah
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  • Rachel Batterson
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  • Sandra Paritz
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  • Kim Kie
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  • Dan Herman
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  • Diana Gonzalez
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  • Annie Wohland
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  • Isaac Grimm
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  • Selene Colburn
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  • Shay Totten
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  • Kate Logan
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  • Isaac Grimm
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