Today the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee voted nine to three to pass minimum wage. It is being sent on to the Senate floor for a vote in the morning. We have already heard that conservative Democrats and Republicans will push to extend the $10.10 phase-in all the way back to 2019, by then $10.10 will only be worth $9.01 in today’s dollars. We are so close to the finish line but our deep pocketed opponents in big business are trying to trip us up and weaken the bill. We need to push back and let the Senate know we deserve a raise! Please call your Senator at 410-946-5400 or email him or her here to ask them to support $10.10 by 2017 with indexing. Also please change your Facebook profile picture to this image in support of Raising the Wage for all Marylanders!