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Minimum wage initiatives are winning in Missouri, Ohio, and Arizona, and winning handily. In Missouri the proposal to increase the minimum wage is winning by almost three to one. Voters are saying that work needs to work; and that if you work hard and full-time in America you shouldn’t be poor. That’s one of the main points of our Covenant for a New America.

In each of these minimum wage campaigns, people of faith and many congregations were vitally involved. Fair wages for workers is a biblical issue and a family values issue. The landscape of faith and politics is changing in America. It’s not just abortion and gay marriage anymore; its fair wages for hard work—just like the prophets talked about.

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