State Campaigns

Vermont
Campaign Goal $15.00

Vermont, $15

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Impact: 100,000

Campaign seeks to raise statewide minimum wage to $15 per hour.

$10.00 Current Wage
Rhode Island
Campaign Goal $11/$15

Rhode Island, $11/$15

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Impact: 175,000

Campaign seeks to raise statewide minimum wage to $11 or $15 per hour.

$9.60 Current Wage
Missouri
Campaign Goal $12/$15

Missouri $12/$15

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Impact: 605,000-1 million

Advocates seeking to raise the statewide minimum wage to $12-$15 by ballot measure in 2017 or 2018.

$7.70 Current Wage
Massachusetts
Campaign Goal $15.00

Massachusetts, $15

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Impact: 1 million

Campaign seeks either legislative or ballot measure enactment of $15 statewide minimum wage with tipped minimum phasing up to full minimum wage.

$11.00 Current Wage
Illinois
Campaign Goal $11.00

Illinois, $11.00

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Impact: 1.1-2.3 million

State lawmakers are considering a bill to raise the state minimum wage to $11 per hour.

$8.25 Current Wage
Arizona
Campaign Goal $12.00

Arizona, $12.00 (Approved)

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Impact: 779,000 workers

Proposition 206, a ballot measure to raise the state minimum wage to $12.00 by 2020, appeared on the November 8, 2016 ballot in Arizona and was approved by the voters by 59 to 41 percent. Proposition 206 also allows workers to earn one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, with limits based upon the size of the employer.

Colorado
Campaign Goal $12.00

Colorado, $12.00 (Approved)

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Impact: 420,000 workers

A minimum wage ballot initiative, known as Amendment 70, appeared on the November 8, 2016 ballot in Colorado and was approved by voters 55 to 45 percent. Amendment 70 amends the state constitution to raise the minimum wage to $12.00 by 2020. Support was led by Colorado Families for a Fair Wage, a coalition of small businesses, community groups, faith organizations and others.

Maine
Campaign Goal $12.00

Maine, $12.00 (Approved)

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$12.00 by 2020

Ballot Question 4, to raise the state minimum wage to $12.00 by 2020, gradually phase out the tipped sub-minimum wage, and index the minimum wage to the cost of living, appeared on the November 8, 2016 ballot in Maine and was approved by the voters 55 to 45 percent.

Washington
Campaign Goal $13.50

Washington State, $13.50 (Approved)

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Impact: 730,000 workers

Initiative 1433, to raise the state minimum wage to $13.50 by 2020, appeared on the November 8, 2016 ballot in Washington State and was approved by the voters 58 to 42 percent. Because Washington is one of seven states without a lower tipped sub-minimum wage, the new minimum wage applies to all workers, regardless of occupation. Initiative 1433 also allows workers to earn one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked.