Raise the Wage! Across Sonoma County
If you do not live in Sonoma, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Cotati, or Novato, then this petition is for you! We may not have an active campaign in your city at the moment, but we may very soon! Please sign to say that you support so that we can contact you when we have an active campaign in your city!
From: [Your Name]
We, the undersigned residents of Sonoma County, support a $15 an hour countywide minimum wage phased in by July 1, 2020 (rather than Jan 2023 with the State of California). The law will cover nearly all employees who work at least 2 hours a week within the County. According to the UC Berkeley Labor Center, 73,000 low-wage workers in the county will receive a wage increase, and when fully phased in, the average earnings of affected workers will increase by $2900 annually.
Workers who will benefit by the law are 33 years old on average, contribute one-half of their family’s annual income and the majority are women, immigrants, and workers of color.