Raise the Wage Coalition invites partners and supporters to victory party August 1

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Minnesota’s minimum wage goes up Friday, August 1, the first increase since 2005 and the first step of several increases that will boost the minimum wage to $9.50 by 2016.

To celebrate, the Raise the Wage Coalition invites partners and supporters to a victory party Friday, August 1 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Wilder Center, 451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul (corner of Lexington Parkway and University Avenue).

A brief program begins at 5:00 p.m.

Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

All Coalition leaders, partners and activists, including people who attended and/or volunteered at meetings, hearings, rallies and events are invited.

Governor Dayton, legislative leaders and all legislators who voted this past session to raise the wage will be invited and recognized.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Jessica Anderson at 651-855-1188 or janderson@childrensdefense.org.