South Dakotans value hard work. It’s just part of who we are as South Dakotans. But for so many working families, the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour isn’t keeping up with the rising cost of living. Raising the minimum wage to $8.50 per hour puts money in the pockets of hard working South Dakotans who’ll spend it on the things their families need everyday. That generates new business and grows the economy. And a lot of those folks are going to depend less on government assistance too. That’s why we’re proposing an initiated measure for the 2014 general election to raise the minimum wage. But South Dakotans won’t get a vote on this issue without your help.
We need to recruit 1000 volunteers and raise $40,000 by Sept. 1.