Funeral services for the proposed Minimum Wage Increase in Virginia will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2007 in Richmond. Mourners will gather at the corner of Broad Street and 5th at 11:00 a.m. and join in a funeral procession beginning a 11:30 a.m. going to the Bell Tower in Capital Square with services at approximately 11:50 a.m. Pallbearers will be the working families and residents of the state who fought diligently for the bills passage in this years General Assembly.
The Minimum Wage Increase, which is a decade overdue, was killed on Tuesday, February 20, 2007, in the State Capitol by the Virginia House of Delegates on a 53-43 procedural vote. This came despite the efforts of thousands of hard-working Virginians to raise the minimum wage for the first time in a decade and despite the fact that 29 other states have already increased their minimum wage.
Please Join Us
for either the procession or the services to mourn the loss of the
Minimum Wage Increase in Virginia.
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