Kirkpatrick endorses minimum wage ballot initiative

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For Immediate Release: September 22, 2016

 

Kirkpatrick endorses minimum wage ballot initiative

Kirkpatrick stands with Arizona working families

TEMPE – U.S. Senate candidate Ann Kirkpatrick announced today she has endorsed Proposition 206, the Arizona Health Working Families Initiative, showing her unwavering commitment to supporting working families and building an economy that works for everyone.

“No one who works 40 hours a week should have to live in poverty and decide between buying groceries, medicine or paying the bills,” said Kirkpatrick. “Raising the minimum wage offers hardworking families the opportunity to put food on the table, care for their children, and creates a better future for our state. That’s why I fully support Prop 206, and encourage every voter to stand with Arizona families.”

Kirkpatrick has been a longtime supporter of a living wage, voting repeatedly to raise the minimum wage, as well as proposing a bill to increase Arizona’s minimum wage  while serving in the Arizona State Legislature. In contrast, John McCain has voted at least 21 times against raising the minimum wage.

BACKGROUND

McCain Voted Against Increasing The Federal Minimum Wage At Least 21 Times. [S. 2223, Vote 117, 4/30/14; S.Con.Res. 11, Vote 93, 3/26/15; S.Amdt. 20 to S.4, Vote 29, 4/11/89; H.R. 2, Vote 39, 4/12/89; H.R. 2, Vote 68, 5/17/89; S.Amdt. 1977 to S. 908, Vote 344,7/31/95; S.Amdt. 2979 to S. 1357, Vote 519, 10/27/95; S.Amdt. 3573 to H.R. 1296, Vote 58, 3/28/96; S.Amdt. 4435 to H.R. 3448, Vote 184, 7/9/96; H.R. 3448, Vote 186, 7/9/96; S.Amdt. 3540 to S.Amdt. 3559 to S. 1301, Vote 278, 9/22/98; S. 96, Vote 94, 4/28/99; S.Amdt. 1383 to S. 1429, Vote 239, 7/30/99; S.Amdt. 3079 to S.Amdt. 2951 to S.Con.Res. 101, Vote 76, 4/7/00; S.Amdt. 44 to S.256, Vote 26,3/7/05; S.Amdt. 2063 to H.R. 3058, Vote 257, 10/19/05; S.Amdt. 4322 to S.2766, Vote 179, 6/21/06; H.R. 2, Vote 23, 1/24/07; H.R. 1591, Vote 126, 3/29/07; 1988 Senate Votes #335, 336]

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