“While we applaud the employers who have provided hazard pay to essential workers as a step in the right direction, it brings temporary relief at best to low-wage workers, who were living paycheck to paycheck before the pandemic,” said Arnie Alpert of the American Friends Service Committee, a spokesperson for the advocacy group. “For the longer term, we call on the New Hampshire legislature to pass – and the governor to sign — legislation to re-establish and raise the state’s minimum wage, and to create a system of paid medical and family leave that provide long-term relief and award workers a decent quality of life,” he emphasized.    

Raise Up NH – Fighting for New Hampshire Working Families

Raise Up NH is an initiative of the NH Alliance for a Moral Economy working to raise the minimum wage and fight so-called “right to work” legislation.

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“The praise received by essential workers during the pandemic has been enormous. I, for one, am glad to see that the once invisible workers are being acknowledged. However, words of appreciation do not help workers make ends meet. We need to implement long-term systematic change by passing legislation to raise the state’s minimum wage and paid family and medical leave for workers,”  Patricia Nyantakyi, Retail Worker said.



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Raise Up NH

In 1995, Homer Simpson made $11.99/hr, (which today is $21.38 accounting for inflation); had 2 cars; a two-story, 3 bedroom, pink/light brown house; and could provide for his family with a single income.


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