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New Mexicans for a Fair Wage

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Speaker of the New Mexico House of Representatives, Ben Lujan, kicking off the campaign to raise New Mexico's minimum wage to $7.50.

On January 17, 2019, the New Mexico Legislature will convene to consider--among other things--raising the minimum wage.  New Mexico has never raised its minimum above the federal level, but after Santa Fe passed the highest minimum wage in the country of $9.50 and 40,000 voters in Albuquerque voted for a $7.50 minimum wage ordinance that lost by 1,400 votes, New Mexicans for a Fair Wage formed to organize for a statewide increase.  Legislators, business owners, workers, activists, and voters are calling on New Mexico to join the ranks of the seventeen states that have passed their own minimum wage increases. 

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