How Can You Help Raise Tacoma’s Minimum Wage?

The 15/Now Tacoma coalition needs your help in getting an initiative on the ballot to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour in our city. If you think that a person who works hard all week should earn a living wage, please help our coalition qualify and pass this initiative in any way you can.

Here’s a list of things you can do to help:

  1. PARTICIPATE: Attend our Action Group meetings. They usually are on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 621 Tacoma Ave, 5 to 6:30 PM. Schedules will be posted here. Contact us for more information at 253-213-7207.
  2. SPREAD THE WORD & GO VIRAL: Make this campaign go viral! Twitter us, Tumblr us, publicize this in any way you can. Here’s a possible hashtag: #$15-HR-TACOMA Like us on our Facebook page and visit us both here and at FB often. Talk to your friends, relatives, coworkers, religious colleagues and encourage them to get involved. The bosses will spend millions to defeat us. They’ll hire a bevy of lawyers and public relations experts. We don’t have access to those kinds of resources, but we have something even more powerful-our potential numbers, our potential for mass mobilization. Help us make that potential a reality. The future is yours to seize.
  3. CAMPAIGN DOOR BELLING: This is your opportunity to learn community organizing from our experienced volunteers while having a lot of fun.
    • Monday Aug 10th, 5:30 pm. Door-belling! THIS IS THE FOCUS OF THE CAMPAIGN RIGHT NOW. RSVP so we can have lists ready for all volunteers. Training provided.
    • Saturday August 15th, 9 am, Door-belling with AFSCME 793 to Get Out Vote for Initiative 1. 6030 Tacoma Mall Blvd.
    • Saturday August 15, McKinley Street Fair, 35th and McKinley, 10 am to 5 pm.
      Hilltop Street Fair, Saturday August 22
    • Labor Day, Monday Sept 7th: AFSCME 793 Picnic at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood. 11 am to 5 pm.
    • Thursday Oct 8th, Public Debate about Minimum Wage. Xavier Hall at PLU. Starts at 7 pm.

    Keep your eye on this website or the Facebook Page for more details and followup opportunities. We will provide you with suggestions and training. This will be both challenging and fun! Email us or call us at 253-213-7207 so we can connect with you and help you get started.

  4. CONTACT US: Write us at Send us a Facebook PM. Call us at 253-213-7207. Tell us how we can contact you and involve you.
  5. HELP FUND US: Donate money. You can make an online donation by clicking here or by clicking here. Washington State Public Disclosure Laws require a valid name and address for all donations. If your donations total $100 or more, the law requires us to obtain your occupation and your employer’s address also. If you’re retired or unemployed, you can list that as an occupation

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Please join us in this fight to make Tacoma a decent place, a place where working people get a fair shake. Make Tacoma the City of Destiny! VOTE YES ON INITIATIVE 1!


2 thoughts on “How Can You Help Raise Tacoma’s Minimum Wage?”

    • There is going to be a team of signature gatherers at the Walmart at 23rd and Union, and possibly at Target’s too on Monday, May 24 at 2 PM. Another team will be there at 6:30 PM on the same day. It would be great if you could help us gather signatures and/or come to our organizing meetings. Click the brown “Next Gen Meeting” for details of when and where we meet.

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