Mainers for Fair Wages Endorsements

Raising the minimum wage in Maine is about seniors who can’t retire and parents who work endless hours away from their families. It's about women, who are most likely to work low-wage jobs and often struggle to provide for their children and make ends meet while taking home just $12,300 a year for full-time work. This is a family issue, and a question of fundamental fairness.

That's why over 600 small business owners, Maine's two largest newspapers, and nearly 100 organizations across Maine and the country representing diverse interests, including women, children, and seniors, have endorsed Question 4. They know that raising the minimum wage will put more money in the pockets of 181,000 Maine workers, lifting families out of poverty, strengthening our local communities, and boosting Maine’s economy.

Question 4 proudly endorsed by:

American Association of University Women-Maine

American Postal Workers Union - Local 461

American Sustainable Business Council

Bangor Racial and Economic Justice Coalition

Business for a Fair Minimum Wage

Caring Across Generations

Center for Community Change Action

Coastal Enterprises Inc. (CEI)

Colby Feminist Alliance

Community Housing of Maine (CHOM)

Communications Workers of America Local 1400

Consumers for Affordable Health Care

Demos

Eastern Maine Labor Council

EqualityMaine

Every Child Matters

Fairness Project

Food and Medicine

Hancock County Democratic Committee

Homeless Voices for Justice

In Her Presence

International Association of Machinists Local S7

International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees Local 481

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1253

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2327

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council #35

Kennebec Valley Organization (KVO)

Laborers International Union Of North America Local 327

Lincoln County Democratic Committee

Mabel Wadsworth Women's Health Center

Main Street Alliance

Maine AFL-CIO

Maine Alliance for Retired Americans

Maine Association of Interdependent Neighborhoods

Maine Center for Economic Policy

Maine Children's Alliance

Maine Community Integration

Maine Council of Churches

Maine Education Association

Maine Episcopal Network for Justice

Maine Equal Justice Partners

Maine Fair Trade Campaign

Maine Family Planning

Maine Immigrants' Rights Coalition (MIRC)

Maine Lobstering Union

Maine Small Business Coalition

Maine State Nurses Association/NNOC/NNU

Maine State Employees Association - SEIU Local 1989

Maine Student Action

Maine Transgender Lobby

Maine Unitarian Universalist State Advocacy Network

Maine Votes

Maine Women's Lobby

Mainely Girls

Midcoast Queer Collective

NAACP of Maine

National Association of Social Workers - Maine

National Employment Law Project

National Women's Law Center

Neighborhood Housing League

New Mainer PAC

Part-time Faculty Association of Maine, AFT 4593

Pax Christi Maine

Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine

People's Action

Piscataquis County Democratic Committee

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund

Preble Street

Rabbi Jared Saks - Congregation Bet'haam

Raise-Op Housing Cooperative

Restaurant Opportunities Center United

Rwanda Community Association

Sheet Metal Workers (SMART) Local 17

Sierra Club Maine

Somali Community Center of Maine

Southern Maine Labor Council

South Portland Tenants Association

Student Action

Student Alliance for Sexual Health (UMaine Orono)

Students for Education Reform (Colby Chapter)

The Theater Project (Brunswick)

The Wilson Center

UMaine Orono Dems

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1445

United for Better Dining Services (UBDS) - Colby College

United Steelworkers Local 36

United Steelworkers Local 365

United Steelworkers Local 449

Visible Community

Waldo County Democratic Committee

Western Maine Labor Council

YWCA Central Maine

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